Detroit is preparing to host the highly anticipated 2024 NFL Draft presented from Bud Light from April 25-27 around Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. This will, generate significant revenue for local businesses and boosting the region’s economy. This will be another opportunity for the Detroit region to show the progress it has made. The last time Detroit hosted an NFL event was Super Bowl XL.
“It’s another great day in the Detroit region, with the official announcement of dates for the 2024 NFL Draft,” said Claude Molinari, Visit Detroit President and CEO in a press release on Thursday. “Fans locally and across the nation can now mark their calendars and plan their visit for a celebration of football and Detroit hospitality. Planning will intensify and we will continue to collaborate with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Lions, Downtown Detroit Partnership and other key stakeholders to ensure the event creates a beneficial lasting legacy for all members of our community.”
“Detroiters have shown many times our ability to put on highly successful national events and we will be ready again to welcome the world next April,” said Mike Duggan, City of Detroit Mayor. “Next year’s NFL Draft is going be an incredible opportunity for hundreds of thousands of visitors to see the progress our city is making.”
Hosting the NFL Draft is a significant event for Detroit, and the city is brimming with excitement for the celebration. From the pre-draft events to the selection process itself, there will be plenty of opportunities for fans to come together and celebrate their love for football. As part of the event, the NFL Draft Experience – the NFL’s interactive football theme park – will provide fans a free opportunity to take part in participatory games, enjoy interactive exhibits, musical performances, and autograph sessions, and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, according to the press release.
The event will kick off with the first round on Thursday, followed by Rounds 2-3 on Friday and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.
According to NFL, over 300,000 fans showed up for the draft in Las Vegas.
So, as the Detroit poet Kid Rock once said:
Now throw your hands in the air and let’s rock y’all
Just throw your hands up high, hip hop y’all
Just throw your hands in the air and let’s rock y’all
Because the Detroit party don’t stop y’all