Titletown is soon to host the NFL Draft which will bring thousands of football enthusiasts to Green Bay.
Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the home of the Green Bay Packers was chosen as the host venue for the NFL Draft 2025. The announcement was made during the NFL Spring League Meeting held in Minneapolis. The NFL Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee evaluated the Packers' request to host the draft.
In a press statement, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the Draft is a popular offseason event held in cities across the nation. "We are excited to partner with the Packers and Discover Green Bay in order to bring the NFL Draft 2025 to Green Bay at the iconic Lambeau Field," Goodell said. With the help of local partners, we will provide our fans and prospects with a week-long experience that showcases the city of Green Bay as well as the state of Wisconsin.
The event is expected to attract thousands of football fans. The festivities will be held at Lambeau Field, the Titletown District and other venues in the city.
The NFL Draft Experience is a three-day free football festival with interactive exhibits and signing sessions.
Mark Murphy, the Packers' president and CEO, said that it was an "incredible moment for the Packers and Greater Green Bay as well as the entire State of Wisconsin."
Murphy stated in a release that the Packers are the only team owned by the community and have a proud and rich history dating back to the beginning of the NFL. The Packers' connection to the league's history, combined with their passion for the game will make this Draft an unforgettable event for all those who attend and NFL fans around the globe.
Murphy gave credit to Gabrielle Dow, Packers' vice-president of marketing and engagement of fans, and Brad Toll CEO of Discover Green Bay for their efforts in putting together a bid for NFL Draft.
Toll stated in a press release that he was "honored" to be trusted to host one the NFL's most prestigious events. He added that the Draft would be the largest and most significant economic event in our history.
Over 312,000 people attended the NFL Draft in Kansas City, and 54 million viewers watched it over three days. It was estimated that the event generated an economic impact of $125 millions.
It will be the first NFL Draft in Green Bay. Since 2015, NFL Drafts have been held in a number of NFL cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. In 1939, the NFL Draft was held in Milwaukee at the Schroeder Hotel which later became the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.