Why do teams want to host the NFL Draft? It is simple the NFL makes your city money. A reported posted by the NFL says 2017 NFL Draft generated $95 million for the Philadelphia economy.
“According to the NFL Draft Event Impact Report, commissioned by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and conducted by Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), direct spending during the 3-day event in April was $56.1 million, resulting in an estimated $94.9 million in economic impact for Philadelphia,” the league announced in a press release on Thursday.
There are cities right now that could use that money more than anything. While it would be nice to see a Draft in a city like Chicago or Detroit, What about cities like Flint, Michigan? I am pretty sure they could use some extra money.