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Green Bay Packers announce additional details on 2025 NFL Draft

50 million eyes will be watching from home, to watch the smallest market in the NFL host this three-day festival.
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Posted at 6:35 AM, May 24, 2023

GREEN BAY, Wis. — You could see the relief on their faces. Mark Murphy said it took a village to bring the NFL Draft to Title Town.

It will leave behind an economic impact six times more than the average home game.

Nearly three times the population of Green bay is expected to be here.

50 million eyes will be watching from home, to watch the smallest market in the NFL host this three-day festival.

The effort has been nearly a decade in the making for the smallest NFL market to land.

But good investments in the area like the Title Town District and Resch Center helped land the deal.

The NFL Draft will likely cost about $7.5 million to put on.

State lawmakers in this area are pushing for the state to foot $2 million.

The Packers have pledged a million and the $4.5 million left over would need fundraising dollars.

With the largest event to come to Green Bay in their history, they worked overtime to compete against other huge cities.

The dream is for the draft stage to be held on the field at Lambeau. These stages can be the length of a football field. But there are weather contingencies on when this will happen.

We still don't know if they gave the NFL three different dates to choose from.

Our sister station, NBC26, reported that bids were put in to bring the draft to Green Bay in 2025 and 2027. Letters of support from Brown County, Green Bay, and Ashwaubenon helped push the city over the edge with their pledges of covering the cost of various services.

The draft was originally held in New York City for nearly 50 years until 2014 when the league decided to select a different city to host the legendary event.


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