The NFL is taking a major step toward having fans back in the stands for the 2021 season, starting with a major announcement regarding the NFL Draft next month. The league announced Monday the draft will take place from April 29 to May 1 across iconic downtown Cleveland locations, including FirstEnergy Stadium, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.
“We are thrilled to be heading to Cleveland for the NFL Draft, which has become one of the most highly anticipated events in sports” O’Reilly said. “Just months after executing a safe and successful Super Bowl LV, we look forward to bringing the excitement of our Draft traditions to fans in collaboration with the Browns, Destination Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the City of Cleveland, and all of our local Cleveland partners.”
A select number of prospects will take the stage in Cleveland while fans and media will be in attendance. Additional prospects will also participate in NFL Draft festivities remotely from their homes around the country. Club personnel involved in the selection process will be permitted to gather in a draft room at a location of their choosing, whether that be their team facility or elsewhere while following the appropriate protocols.
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SOURCE: CBS Sports, Jeff Kerr