Report: 2016 NFL Draft to be held in Chicago

Last year’s NFL draft was a big hit in the Windy City, so it’s no surprise to see a report surface that the NFL is set on returning to Chicago for the 2016 iteration.

This report comes by way of CSN Chicago, per multiple sources, which notes Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will have a joint press conference later on Tuesday to announce the decision.

The 2016 NFL Draft will take place between April 28-30 and will once again be held at Draft Town in Grant Park. Over 225,000 people visited the draft last year, and the influx of tourists was a huge boon to local businesses.

As noted in the report, this will be the 10th time the draft has been hosted by Chicago.

As always, the draft is an exciting time for every franchise and their fans, as the injection of new blood can signal a turnaround for teams that are down but can also turn quickly sour when players don’t pan out the way teams hope they do.

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