'The best market': NFL, Packers announce dates for 2025 NFL Draft in Green Bay

’The best market’: NFL, Packers announce dates for 2025 NFL Draft in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Football fans looking to make the trek to Green Bay for the 2025 NFL Draft can start to plan their travel arrangements.

After announcing in May the 2025 NFL Draft would be hosted at Lambeau Field and Titletown, the NFL and Packers confirmed Monday afternoon the 2025 NFL Draft will be April 24-26, 2025.

With seven rounds spaced out over three days, the NFL Draft brings hundreds of thousands of fans together for a weekend of football fun.

Packers CEO and President Mark Murphy says there's no better place to host the event than historic Lambeau Field.

"The history and tradition, of course the iconic Lambeau Field," Murphy said. "We're by far the smallest market that will host a draft, but I will say the best market. We care the most about football and nobody else has Lambeau and the Titletown, so it's going to be very special.

The 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City saw over 312,000 fans over the course of three days, with over 54-million viewers. Murphy says Green Bay is expecting roughly 250-thousand fans.

The economic impact for Green Bay is expected to be roughly $20 million with a statewide impact of roughly $94 million.

"To put that into perspective, that's over six-times the impact of a normal Packer home game," said Murphy. "We believe it will be the largest event that will ever be held in Green Bay."

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