Kansas City leaders, Chiefs trying to sell NFL on a Kansas City draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs and city leaders are trying to convince the NFL to host the 2019 or 2020 draft in their hometown.

The city manager tweeted this morning, saying he was on an early morning flight with the KC Sports Commission and the Chiefs, on their way to sell the NFL on the idea of a Kansas City NFL draft.

This comes after the Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in April he was seriously considering the possibility.

According to the NFL, the draft was held in New York from 1965 through 2014, before making a move to Chicago and Philadelphia in recent years. The change has inspired other cities such as Kansas City and Houston to enter bids.

The sports commission suggested several different location possibilities for the event when it submitted Kansas City’s bid, including Union Station, The Kauffman Center and the World War I Museum.

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