Kansas City lands 2023 NFL Draft

May 23, 2019 - 8:05 am

The KC Sports Commission announced Wednesday that the National Football League has selected Kansas City as its site for the 2023 draft.

The announcement indicates Kansas City is capable of handling a major event, said 610 Sports Radio host Carrington Harrison.

"I think the NFL sends a pretty clear message that either you are a city that can handle big sporting events, or you're very passionate about football, or you're a city that can handle big regular events," Harrison said.

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The 2019 draft was in Nashville. The event brought huge numbers to the city in terms of revenue and tourism, with an estimated economic impact of $111 million.

"The draft is pretty high up there in terms of major events and what it does for your city," Harrison said. "It's certainly a  big thing."

Nashville's most recent report says roughly 600,000 people visited the city over the three days of the draft.

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