Detroit to host 2024 NFL draft, with events all over downtown

PALM BEACH, Fla. — After more than five years of pursuit, the NFL draft is coming to Detroit.

NFL owners voted to award the 2024 draft to Detroit at the league’s annual meeting Monday, picking the city over other competitive bids from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Washington.

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood first broached the idea of ​​bringing the draft to Detroit in 2017, when he outlined a proposal that would spread the event over several locations throughout the city.

On Monday, Wood said he expects “hundreds of thousands of people” to attend the three-day event.

“I think it’s unlikely, I will never say never, that we’ll have another chance for a Super Bowl, but the draft has become maybe the next biggest event that the league puts on,” Wood said. “And so once the draft started to move around and was so successful in other markets, it became something that we really focused on and so happy that it’s finally happened and hopefully we’ll put on a good enough show that maybe they will consider us for a Super Bowl again.”

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