Statement from HOF President David Baker Regarding NFL Draft

Statement from HOF President David Baker Regarding NFL Draft

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Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker made the following comments after today’s announcement by the National Football League that Nashville will host the 2019 NFL Draft.

“We offer congratulations to Amy Adams Strunk, the Tennessee Titans and the city of Nashville and look forward to a great fan celebration during the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Hall of Fame in partnership with the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Sports Commission and Visit Canton stand ready to host the NFL Draft in 2020 should we be selected.

In the meantime, the Hall and the entire Canton region remains focused on preparing for the once-in-every-other-lifetime opportunity in 2020 to celebrate the NFL’s Centennial in Canton, the birthplace of the league.”

Pro Football Talk wrote a story entitled "Canton/Cleveland already Jockeying for 2020 NFL Draft."

Below is an excerpt from the story.

A joint bid between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio was considered this year, but the timing is probably better next season anyway.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is gearing up for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sport in 2020, and hosting at the shrine of the game’s history will add a layer of interest to an event which has transcended the reading off of names.

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