Green Bay was officially announced as the location of the 2025 NFL Draft, sparking celebrations from Packers fans and digs from rivals.
Green Bay is by far the smallest NFL city, but it’s going to be the center of the NFL world when the 2025 NFL Draft comes to town.
That’s right, the league voted to have Green Bay host the draft in two years’ time.
Lambeau Field and Titletown will serve as the venue for what has become a giant street party in other recent host cities like Kansas City in 2023.
Packers fans were absolutely buzzing over the news on Monday knowing that such a spectacle had long been in the Packers’ plans.
Packers fans love the NFL Draft coming to Green Bay
Kansas City saw more than 312,000 fans descend for their NFL Draft festivities. The city of Green Bay has a population of 107,395 while the metropolitan area had a listed population of 328,268 as of the 2020 census. So you can imagine this will be a huge undertaking for the city.
Of course, while Packers fans were celebrating, there were plenty of rival fans who tried to spin the news into a chance to troll:
Here’s what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had to say about the decision to host in Green Bay:
“The Draft has become our biggest offseason event hosted in different cities and spectacular locations across the country, and we are excited to work with the Packers and Discover Green Bay to bring the 2025 NFL Draft to Green Bay and iconic Lambeau field,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “With the help of numerous local partners on the ground, our prospects and fans will be treated to an incredible week-long experience that shows off the city of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin.”
And here’s a statement from Packers’ President Mark Murphy:
“This is an incredible day for the Packers, Greater Green Bay and the entire state of Wisconsin as we are excited and honored to be selected to host the 2025 NFL Draft.” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “The Packers have a rich and proud history that goes back to the early days of the NFL and are the only community-owned team. That connection to our League’s heritage combined with the great passion Packers fans will bring will make the Draft a memorable event for those in attendance and NFL fans watching around the world.”
Before Packers fans, and those other NFL fans who travel to Green Bay for the 2025 festivities, get to enjoy the NFL Draft, Lions fans will get to play host. Detroit has the 2024 NFL Draft scheduled for Apr. 25-27, 2024.