CLEVELAND — The pick is in. The City of Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft.
Cleveland was a top five finalist to host either the 2019 or 2020 draft along with Nashville, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver. In the end, Nashville got this year’s nod, and Las Vegas the 2020 draft.
The draft began moving around the country in 2015 after being held in New York City from 1964-2014. It was held in Chicago for two years before taking Philadelphia by storm in 2017, drawing an estimated 250,000 people to the famed “Rocky” steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. A post-Draft study estimated that 63% of those who attended were from out of town. The weekend was estimated to have a $95 million economic impact, which was roughly 20 percent higher than they expected.
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