Browns, Hall of Fame, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Submit Partner Bid to Host NFL Draft


The Cleveland Browns, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have partnered to submit a bid to host to the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft in Northeast Ohio. The group formally delivered its application to NFL headquarters last week.

If selected by the NFL, Cleveland and Canton would welcome the three-day NFL Draft to Northeast Ohio and celebrate the league’s 100th season in 2019 or centennial in 2020 after its establishment in Canton, Ohio on September 17, 1920.

“Northeast Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have long been a destination for football fans across the world who have supported our mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE,” commented Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker. “The Hall of Fame is privileged to join the Cleveland Browns along with the leadership in Cleveland, Canton and throughout the region to create a draft experience unlike any other.”

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