DENVER — The city of Denver has been selected as one of five finalists to host the NFL Draft in either 2019 or 2020, the league informed the Broncos on Thursday.
The bids for Denver, Cleveland-Canton, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Nashville will be considered in the coming months. The NFL is expected to announce the host cities for both the 2019 and 2020 drafts during the Spring League Meeting in Atlanta that will take place from May 21-23.
STATEMENT FROM JOE ELLIS, BRONCOS PRESIDENT & CEO
"It's a competitive process, and we're excited to move one step closer to bringing the NFL Draft to Denver. Working alongside VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission, we're confident that Denver would be a tremendous host to showcase the draft and the NFL in a great football environment."
STATEMENT FROM MATTHEW PAYNE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DENVER SPORTS COMMISSION
"As one of America's best sports cities, we are optimistic that Denver can make a great case for hosting this marquis event. We are pleased to hear that Denver has made the shortlist of cities still under consideration to host the 2019 or 2020 Draft, and we look forward to further dialogue about the possibilities."