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Packers named a finalist to host the 2024 NFL Draft

The Packers were likely in the running for the 2022 event until the coronavirus pandemic took hold

NFL: Cleveland Browns-2021 NFL Draft Press Conference Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After Lambeau Field lost both Wisconsin/Notre Dame and two preseason games in 2020, a very big event may be heading its way in four years.

The Packers and the City of Green Bay have been named finalists to host the 2024 NFL Draft according to Packers president Mark Murphy, who made the announcement during the virtual shareholders meeting.

The team likely missed out on hosting the 2022 draft after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of on-site events in Las Vegas this year and the league awarded that city the 2022 event. Cleveland is scheduled to host next year’s draft with Kansas City getting the 2023 draft.

This would be absolutely huge for Green Bay and Wisconsin as a whole. With there being no logistical way for the city to host a Super Bowl, landing the draft was the next best thing for the city and the team.

While Murphy didn’t name the other finalists, the fact the Packers have been in the running for multiple drafts is a good sign. We won’t know if Green Bay is ultimately selected until possibly around the Super Bowl in February but this is welcome news during a very uncertain time for the team and its fans.

Just imagine how fun this could be.