The City of Cleveland will host the 86th annual NFL Draft in the year 2021. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, alongside a host of unwavering Browns fans, Browns players and others convened in Downtown Cleveland’s Public Square on Thursday, May 23 for a public tailgate party in celebration of the announcement. Click here to watch video of the event.
“Visitors will find Cleveland has an unmatched ability to provide Midwestern warmth and hospitality coupled with the amenities found in other major cities,” said Mayor Jackson in a statement. “We look forward to hosting the draft and once again showcasing Cleveland’s ability to organize successful, world-class events.”
Destination Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission CEO David Gilbert and current and former Browns players also joined the sea of brown and orange fans to share celebratory remarks. The 2021 NFL Draft will coincide with the Browns’ 75th anniversary.