2024 NFL Draft Location & Dates: Major announcements, event overview, related activities

The NFL draft is a very exciting event for football fans and they wait a whole year to see their favorite players getting picked by their favorite teams. Players and teams also look forward to this moment every year with the best hopes for their future. For many decades, the NFL draft took place in New York City but recently it has started to take place at multiple locations. The latest event took place in 2023 in Kansas City and the next is all set to be held in Detroit. The event is set to take place from April 25 to 27 in seven different rounds. For more details related to the 2024 NFL draft location & dates, keep reading this article.

2024 NFL Draft Location & Date Overview

In March 2022, it was announced that Detroit has been selected as the host to the 2024 NFL draft after beating the finalists Green Bay and Washington DC. Areas around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit will serve as the site for the three-day event.

Name of the event2024 NFL Draft Overview
Date of the eventApril 25–27, 2024
LocationCampus Martius Park, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
Total selections256
Number of rounds7
LeagueNational Football League

Date & Time of NFL 2024 Draft

The NFL Draft to be held in 2024 will be the 89th annual meeting of the National Football League (NFL). 32 teams will participate in these meetings to select newly eligible players for next year’s football match. Detroit was chosen as the host city on March 28, 2022, in an announcement made at the Annual League Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. The draft is scheduled to be held from April 25 to 27, 2024 with a total of seven rounds held over three days.

The first round of the draft will take place on April 25 starting at 8 pm ET. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on April 26 from 7 pm onward followed by the second night’s festivities. The draft will close out with Rounds 4 through 7 on April 27 which will begin at 12 pm ET.

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Where to watch the 2024 NFL Draft?

Football fans can catch the live action of the NFL draft by visiting Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Other than that, TV & Digital channels across ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Radio will also offer the live telecast of the draft. Fans interested in more information on the 2024 NFL Draft can register themselves at VisitDetroit.com/2024NFLDraft. The 2024 NFL Draft will be presented by Bud Light.

Other Events accompanying NFL Draft

Fans visiting Detroit to attend the event will get to experience other additional activities at the NFL’s interactive football theme park. They will get the chance to take part in participatory games and enjoy interactive exhibits, musical performances, and autograph sessions. They will also get the chance to take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Also known as the 2024 NFL Draft Experience, these events will be carried out for full three days.

More about National Football League (NFL)

The National Football League is a professional football league of America comprising 32 teams. It is the most popular sports league in the United States & Canada and the highest professional level league of American football in the world. Founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the league was renamed as National Football League in 1922. The league is headquartered in New York City and is the wealthiest professional sports league in the world by revenue. It is also the sports league with the most valuable teams and has the highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the location for NFL Draft 2025?

Green Bay, Wisconsin

When was the first NFL draft held?

February 8, 1936

Who was the first player ever drafted in the NFL?

Jay Berwanger

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