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NFL Draft

Post by mgsports » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:06 pm

KC is one of the finalist and lots of area's it could be held.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:09 am

There are like 2 spots in my opinion. Union Station/Liberty Memorial and like the lawn of the Nelson Atkins.

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Post by KCMOJoe89 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:47 am

https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/2/1 ... -nfl-draft

Reported draft locations in KC bid:

Truman Sports Complex
Grand Boulevard (Power & Light, Midland, Sprint Center, Bartle)
Historic District (Kauffman Center, Union Station, WWI Memorial)

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by mgsports » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:04 pm

In Johnson County area.

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Post by longviewmo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:43 pm

Yes, visionary

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:14 am

Nashville has landed the 2019 draft. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed in this, Nashville is not an NFL city. I'm generally kind of pissed. I find Nashville kind of overrated and boring.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by WSPanic » Wed May 23, 2018 11:02 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:Nashville has landed the 2019 draft. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed in this, Nashville is not an NFL city. I'm generally kind of pissed. I find Nashville kind of overrated and boring.
Why is Nashville not an NFL city? Is this one of those sarcasm posts I don't get?

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:22 am

Its not an NFL city in the sense that it doesn't have a very deep fanbase or long history, i think the NFL is just going after the tourism dollars in this choice. I don't watch the NFL draft anyway so I don't really care, the whole thing seems like a produced entertainment spectacle, so maybe Nashville is a good choice in that sense.

Cleveland, KC, and Denver all deserved it over Nashville, Nashville would have been better choice in 3-4 years

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Post by WSPanic » Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 am

I agree with you on the importance and entertainment value of this (virtually none), but the Tennessee/Nashville fanbase is pretty solid and it's a good football town. I have some friends that have gone and the downtown vibe and walk across the bridges is a pretty cool gameday experience. I think they sold out for their first 15 years or so.

Regardless, this will move around every year. I imagine we'll get our shot. It seems like they're still trying to figure out how this traveling road show will actually work. Could be a benefit to do it in a few years. Maybe when the new Loew's is done.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by mgsports » Thu May 24, 2018 6:25 am

Orlando needs to host it.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by normalthings » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Shouldn’t we be hearing about this shortly?

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm

On 810 they said the setup in Nashville is awful

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by normalthings » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:28 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm
On 810 they said the setup in Nashville is awful
Looks like Nashville is expecting over 300,000 in their main outdoor event area this week.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by WSPanic » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:28 am

The crowd looked pretty big on TV. That setup shut down a good chunk of their downtown.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am

Looking at that crowd the Truman Sports complex would be the best location for hundreds of thousands

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 am

johnmatrix wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am
Looking at that crowd the Truman Sports complex would be the best location for hundreds of thousands
Uh, no. My guess would be Grand in front of Sprint Cebter or the Plaza like on Thanksgiving.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:32 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 am
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am
Looking at that crowd the Truman Sports complex would be the best location for hundreds of thousands
Uh, no. My guess would be Grand in front of Sprint Cebter or the Plaza like on Thanksgiving.
I think union station would be the best. U have the grassy hill where regular fans can watch. It would be similar to world series

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:13 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 am
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am
Looking at that crowd the Truman Sports complex would be the best location for hundreds of thousands
Uh, no. My guess would be Grand in front of Sprint Cebter or the Plaza like on Thanksgiving.
Not enough room. You could fit 40 or 50k in Arrowhead another 30K in Kauffman and have plenty of room to setup stuff in the parking lot.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:24 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:32 am
beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 am
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:57 am
Looking at that crowd the Truman Sports complex would be the best location for hundreds of thousands
Uh, no. My guess would be Grand in front of Sprint Cebter or the Plaza like on Thanksgiving.
I think union station would be the best. U have the grassy hill where regular fans can watch. It would be similar to world series
I’d go for that too! Had 100k there for the parade rally. Would be cool to have the stage in the grand hall and large video screen outside for overflow crowd.

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Re: NFL Draft

Post by normalthings » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:43 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:24 pm
brewcrew1000 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:32 am
beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 am

Uh, no. My guess would be Grand in front of Sprint Cebter or the Plaza like on Thanksgiving.
I think union station would be the best. U have the grassy hill where regular fans can watch. It would be similar to world series
I’d go for that too! Had 100k there for the parade rally. Would be cool to have the stage in the grand hall and large video screen outside for overflow crowd.
1. NFL Draft Crowds would be 2-3 times larger (100-150k per day) than those of Celebration at the Station(50k). I worry about having all those people destroy the Memorial’s front lawn.

2. The benefit of Grand @ P/L is the proximity to many existing bars/restaurants. Liberty Memorial is semi isolated on a hill. Hosting on grand also reduces weather risk (paved ground, some areas under canopy).

3. Hosting at TSC doesn’t provide the exposure that hosting downtown does. It also doesn’t provide as good of an experience.

4. Winning the NFL Draft would be an extremely tremendous honor. Successfully winning/hosting the event is sure to bring additonal development and conventions.

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