Cleveland to host NFL Draft in 2021

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Cleveland to host NFL Draft in 2021
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The city of Cleveland is set to host the NFL Draft in 2021.

Browns NFL Draft 5/23/2019

TAILGATE TIME! 19 News' Kendall Forward is in Public Square ahead of today's massive tailgate to celebrate Cleveland being named host city to the 2021 NFL Draft:

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The news comes after the annual NFL selection meeting in Florida, Wednesday morning.

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the city of Cleveland will host a press conference at 3 p.m. at Public Square, Thursday, May 23.

According to the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, city officials will be present along with general manager John Dorsey, cornerback Denzel Ward and former Brown Josh Cribbs.

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission partnered with the Cleveland Browns to make a bid for the NFL Draft.

"We look forward to hosting the Draft and once again showcasing Cleveland’s ability to organize successful, world-class events.”
Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Recent bids from Cleveland and Canton, home of the Football Hall of Fame, were passed over.

But the people behind the event couldn’t be happier.

“Cleveland is honored to be selected as the host city for the 2021 NFL Draft and we are excited to once again show the world that this city can set a standard for hosting some of the world’s largest events,” said David Gilbert, President and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Nashville hosted this year’s NFL Draft and it drew 600,000 people, which set a record.

The city of Cleveland will surely see an economic boost thanks to the festivities.

The draft generated $125 million for Dallas in 2018 and $95 million in 2017 when Philadelphia hosted.

Las Vegas will host the draft in 2020.

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