WXYZ Editorial: The countdown to the 2024 NFL Draft in the "D" is officially underway!

Posted at 7:19 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 11:07:09-04

WXYZ DETROIT — It was a community celebration filled with excitement and anticipation. It was also a fitting, free, and important public kickoff for the announcement that the coveted 2024 NFL Draft will be in Detroit.

The historic NFL Draft, which began in 1936, is one of our nation’s most anticipated sporting and tourist attractions. Tens of thousands of football fans and out-of-town guests will travel here. Hotels, restaurants, shops, and other city venues will be sought after and rewarded financially. Millions more will watch the NFL Draft Experience and Detroit’s resurgence around the world.

The NFL Draft will serve as an economic development catalyst for even bigger things to come. We hope it also serves as great incentive for uniting this region around common goals that make us competitive with other world-class areas.

We congratulate Visit Detroit, the Detroit Lions, the Detroit sports organizations, Rocket Companies, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Mayor Michael Duggan, and many others, for attracting this professional football experience to Campus Martius Park and the Hart Plaza area. The exciting countdown to 2024 is officially underway!

I’m Mike Murri, V.P. & General Manager
Broadcast: April 14 - 17, 2022