KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally are over, and now it’s time to look forward to the 2023 NFL Draft, held right here in Kansas City.
National World War I Museum and Memorial president Matthew Naylor said every time Kansas City throws a party, it involves Union Station and the museum property.
“I think what we’re going to see for the draft will be much bigger crowds than we’re seeing here today,” Naylor told FOX4 at the parade.
“Even more people will come from the region and outside the Midwest area to be part of the draft activity. It’s great for the work of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and it’s great for Kansas City.”
People will be able to watch the NFL Draft from the north lawn of the memorial just like they watched the rally. A fan experience will also be on the South Lawn, where the NFL will hold activities like the 40-yard dash.
Naylor said the project will be hard work for his team.
“It’s heavy work for the whole city because of the thousands of people who come from other places as visitors,” he said. “But I know the people of Kansas City are up for it, and certainly we here at the museum and memorial are up for the challenge.”
The draft takes place from April 27 to 29. It’s free to join, but you’re prompted to download the NFL’s OnePass app to learn more.