Green Bay to host 2025 NFL draft

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The NFL draft is heading to Green Bay.

The league announced today that the 2025 NFL draft will take place in Green Bay, a decision owners ratified at the league meeting.

“The Draft has become our biggest offseason event hosted in different cities and spectacular locations across the country, and we are excited to work with the Packers and Discover Green Bay to bring the 2025 NFL Draft to Green Bay and iconic Lambeau field,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “With the help of numerous local partners on the ground, our prospects and fans will be treated to an incredible week-long experience that shows off the city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin.”

After decades of hosting the draft only in New York City, the league has turned it into a traveling event that attracts hundreds of thousands of fans into the area. The 2024 draft will be in Detroit.

54 responses to “Green Bay to host 2025 NFL draft

  1. I live here and I can’t even fathom how they think they will be able to pull this off. Every hotel from here to Milwaukee will be booked and traffic will be beyond insane. We can barely handle Packer games, this is going to be absolute chaos.

  2. This is absolutely fantastic! The area around the stadium is awesome. The draft is coming to Green Bay baby, the most iconic franchise in all of sports. Let’s go!!

  3. Beer!
    Cheese!
    Brats!
    Wash down your cheese & brats with more beer and repeat the process until you unhealthy and overweight.

  4. The GB chamber of commerce has already posted links for nearby lodging: Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, and Chicago.

  5. Great; people travelling 40 miles from their out-of-town hotel room to a drinking event in an area that has no cabs, ride shares or hotel rooms. This is going to be a disaster.

  6. Obviously the Green Bay area can handle it. If it couldn’t, the nfl wouldnt have chosen it. Everybody settle down, the sky isn’t falling.

  7. That is awesome news. Well deserved and it will be a class event and yes……fun! No fluff, just like the metal bleachers I’ve happily sat in many times. Go Pack!

  8. Cmon, nobody believes Green Bay is a spectacular location. The only thing ever to do there is go to a Packers game and, as far as I know, they’re not going to be playing during the draft.

  9. romeisfallingagain says:
    May 22, 2023 at 5:49 pm
    I live here and I can’t even fathom how they think they will be able to pull this off. Every hotel from here to Milwaukee will be booked and traffic will be beyond insane. We can barely handle Packer games, this is going to be absolute chaos.
    ___________________

    Went to the game against the Rams two seasons ago on Thanksgiving Sunday. Got a hotel room a few blocks from the stadium a week before the game. It was an easy ride to and from the stadium on the city bus.

    Green Bay has plenty of hotels, places to eat, and other amenities. Handling the crowd will absolutely not be a problem.

  10. The NFL can point to so many other things that would draw a fan to an NFL city for the draft, other than the draft. Can’t figure out what the draw of GB is

  11. Congratulations to everyone in Titletown! I think it’s only appropriate that the most successful franchise in NFL history is honored with hosting such a prestigious event.

    This is just one more reminder that the Packers are the most beloved franchise in all of sports, and as both a fan and owner, that is truly humbling.

  12. Small market teams helped build the NFL. Time to show them some appreciation. Good for Green Bay.

  13. gibson45 says:

    Went to the game against the Rams two seasons ago on Thanksgiving Sunday. Got a hotel room a few blocks from the stadium a week before the game. It was an easy ride to and from the stadium on the city bus.

    Green Bay has plenty of hotels, places to eat, and other amenities. Handling the crowd will absolutely not be a problem.
    —————————————–
    Handling a 3k out of town Rams fans, for a single night, in a town/stadium where 90% of the attendees are within driving distance isn’t the issue. Handling the normal 50k-100k out of town fans in town fans that attend the draft in a town that only has 5k hotel rooms for a 3-4 day event is the problem.

  14. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “With the help of numerous local partners on the ground, our prospects and fans will be treated to an incredible week-long experience that shows off the city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin.”………
    Has he ever been there? Well, there are bars and more bars and the Stadium.

  15. If you’ve never been to Green Bay the city or Lambeau the destination, it’s worth the experience, especially national events. If you’ve never been to Wisconsin in-general, get yourself in-shape now. They know how to party.

  16. It will be packed, only because there will literally be nothing else to do in that town!

  17. pookiebooboo says:
    May 22, 2023 at 5:32 pm
    Enjoy your drive in from your out of town hotel room, LOL

    ………..

    Welcome to the NFL. My hotel for SB 46 was 70 miles from Indy. That’s how it works for these huge events. Try going to Wrestlemania.

  18. If a few people with pretty face paint and cute wigs want to stay home, that’s okay. No one will miss them.

  19. This is the NFL trying its hardest to keep Green Bay relevant now that nobody can name a player on the team anymore.

  20. Famous Amos says:
    May 22, 2023 at 6:45 pm
    #1 city in America per US News

    ———————————————

    People from real cities would call GB a large town.

  21. The NFL wouldn’t have done this unless there was a logistics plan for lodging, etc and it’s not next year? So – everyone just calm down on the hate. Kansas City which is much bigger I realize was also kind of an odd choice – but they did great with it? It’s two years away – the atmosphere at Lambeau and the surrounding Titletown venues (which many of you have probably never been to) will be off the charts. I like that the draft moves now – it’s not just in NYC? I think all the cities in the past few years have done a good job. What would be cool being a WI native is if it snowed a little bit that weekend? That would be different?

  22. “The NFL can point to so many other things that would draw a fan to an NFL city for the draft, other than the draft. Can’t figure out what the draw of GB is”

    It is tough to follow a tourist magnet like Kansas City.

  23. Can’t handle a all the people at EAA each year. It will be catastrophic.

  24. That would be a prime time for a late season Winter Vortex to rip through Wisconsin.

  25. This is great news for Green Bay, Wisconsin and hardcore NFL fans in general.
    Looking forward to it.

    A draft planned to be held in and around historic Lambeau Field, it’s going to be amazing.
    They’re anticipating 240,000 people throughout the weekend, creating up to a 94 million dollar impact in town and the surrounding communities.

    I knew the haters would be out in force with their usual brand of garbage “opinions.”
    It’s inevitable. Always.
    That’s fine, hate away.

    Green Bay obviously doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Vegas or L.A., but much like Lambeau Field itself, true football junkies will love it and truly appreciate it. The rest can pound sand!
    Can’t wait!!! 😃

  26. Ok, I grew up in a small town south of Green Bay. I’m not gonna sugar coat it, a tourist destination it is not. But around Lambeau has been done up pretty nice, and I see no reason why they can’t host a three-day draft party. I’m guessing there’ll be a bump in people doing temporary Air BB’s and such. Hotels are an issue, but it’s manageable. It’s not like when a big city hosts that everybody is staying within walking distance of the draft…and there are Uber’s despite what some have said. The big issue is weather. Late April in Green Bay could be anything from a pleasant 70 degree day, to a spring blizzard to–the worst, 42 and blustery with a cold rain. Fingers crossed my packer brethren and sistren!

  27. skcrooged says:
    May 23, 2023 at 7:02 am
    Can’t handle a all the people at EAA each year. It will be catastrophic.

    16Rate This
    What are you talking about? I grew up in Fond du Lac and have been going to EAA on and off for 50 years and there’s never been any “catastrophic” problems. Yeah it’s busy but 700,000 people in the week would make it busy.

  28. Patches O’Houlihan says:
    May 22, 2023 at 10:26 pm
    pookiebooboo says:
    May 22, 2023 at 5:32 pm
    Enjoy your drive in from your out of town hotel room, LOL

    ………..

    Welcome to the NFL. My hotel for SB 46 was 70 miles from Indy. That’s how it works for these huge events. Try going to Wrestlemania.
    __________

    We stayed in Biloxi Mississippi to see the Packers in the ‘97 Super Bowl when they played in New Orleans.
    It is what it is. 😉

  29. finchy74 says:
    May 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm
    lol I don’t even know what to say. Is this The Onion?
    Zzzzzzzzz

    If you’re here, it might be.

  30. upnorthvikesfan says:
    May 22, 2023 at 11:12 pm
    This is the NFL trying its hardest to keep Green Bay relevant now that nobody can name a player on the team anymore.

    …..yeah, the vikings are just chocked full’o’relevance. We’ll have to see how they follow up on last years fraud. The odds suggest, not well.

  31. Chances are the Packer fans’ interest will diminish after their inevitable top 5 pick in 2025

  32. If you have never been to green bay in the spring or summer you should know the smell can be quite….noticable. You should know ahead of time if you are planning to go for the draft.

  33. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm
    If you have never been to green bay in the spring or summer you should know the smell can be quite….noticable. You should know ahead of time if you are planning to go for the draft.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What you’re describing is exactly the phenomenon experienced in Minneapolis when the aroma of plowed fields with manure wafts over the Twin Cities every spring, not Green Bay. You know this. You try to deflect.

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