The NFL Draft is the 'biggest event' Kansas City has ever seen
The NFL Draft started in 1936 with no media coverage, but has blossomed to a nationally televised event that is the largest non sporting event in America bringing hundreds of thousands of football fans to Kansas City
The eyes of the sporting world are on Union Station in Kansas City as a series of college athletes look to fulfill life-long dreams.
KCUR's Up To Date looked at the NFL Draft from several angles — from its history, to how Kansas City got selected to host the 2023 event, predictions for what the Chiefs will do, and how fans can make sure to have a safe event.
- Aubrey Walton, director of event location strategy and planning for the NFL
- Sgt. Jake Becchina, spokesman with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department
- Greg Echlin, KCUR's sports reporter
- Aaron Ladd, sports anchor for KSHB 41
- Michael McCambridge, author of America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation and'69 Chiefs: A Team, a Season and the Birth of Modern Kansas City.
The 2023 NFL Draft runs through Saturday, April 29.