All that hype that Detroit felt back in 2006 when they hosted Super Bowl XL is coming back for 2024. Downtown Detroit will come alive with football fans from around the country for the NFL Draft.

Detroit officially won the bid to host one of the biggest NFL events of the year in March of 2022. The home of the Detroit Lions had been on the shortlist for consideration to host the mega NFL event with two other strong contenders, Green Bay, and Washington D.C. before being chosen to host the three-day event.

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When is the NFL Draft in Detroit?

It was announced late last week that the 2024 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light will take place April 25-27, 2024. The area in and around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza will serve as the primary event site for the Draft.

"It's another great day in the Detroit region, with the official announcement of dates for the 2024 NFL Draft," said Claude Molinari, Visit Detroit President and CEO. "Fans locally and across the nation can now mark their calendars and plan their visit for a celebration of football and Detroit hospitality. Planning will intensify and we will continue to collaborate with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Lions, Downtown Detroit Partnership and other key stakeholders to ensure the event creates a beneficial lasting legacy for all members of our community."

Enthusiasm is already reaching a high not only in Detroit but across the state from fans and businesses who will definitely benefit from the thousands of football fans set to make their way to the city.

"Detroiters have shown many times our ability to put on highly successful national events and we will be ready again to welcome the world next April," said Mike Duggan, City of Detroit Mayor. "Next year's NFL Draft is going be an incredible opportunity for hundreds of thousands of visitors to see the progress our city is making."

Already hotels and casinos in Detroit are getting the word out to those wishing to attend the big event to start booking rooms now before they sell out. According to the statement, the 2022 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light in Las Vegas saw over 300,000 fans in attendance.

Interested in attending one of the biggest parties in Detroit? To get all the information you need about the 2024 NFL Draft presented by  Bud Light in Detroit and register at

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