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Detroit Prepares for 2024 NFL Draft: A New Chapter for the City

With just 150 days left until the NFL Draft in Detroit, the city is getting ready to host one of the largest events in recent years. The 2024 NFL Draft, which has been in the works for five years, is set to take place in April and coincides with a resurgence for both the city and its Lions.

A New Approach to the NFL Draft

While previous drafts in Kansas City and Las Vegas were impressive and well-coordinated, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan stated that the city aims to go even further. “We are trying something far more challenging,” he said. “We’ll hold it in the heart of downtown. Businesses will be a part of it.”

Collaboration and Inclusion

During a preview event held at Ford Field, major state and city leaders, as well as representatives from the business community, gathered to discuss the draft, which will take place from April 25-27. The main event will be held in Campus Martius and Hart Plaza, but the Detroit Sports Commission and Visit Detroit, along with other partners, hope to include as much of the city as possible.

One way they plan to achieve this is by making the event free for everyone. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist stated, “The draft is just the beginning… but also the beginning of a reimagination of how people understand and experience the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.”

Support from Local Leaders and Businesses

Business leaders are working together with small businesses, Detroit Police are handling security, and Wayne County officials are assisting with logistics to ensure a successful event. Additionally, there will be an effort to include some of the city’s youths.

More details about the event are expected to be released after the new year, further solidifying Detroit’s position as a city on the rise and a prime location for the 2024 NFL Draft.

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