National Football League narrows future 2019, 2020 Draft host cities to five

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For the National Football League, moving the Draft is a breeze.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that they are a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft. The cities of Cleveland and Canton were named as one of the top five finalists for NFL's premiere weekend.

Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the NFL Draft.

Kansas City will compete with bids from Cleveland/Canton, Tennessee, Denver, and Las Vegas.

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The Browns worked with the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the Cleveland Sports Commission. "(Owners) Dee, Jimmy (Haslam) and our entire team are excited to move forward in the bid process with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and hopefully, create another great opportunity to showcase our region throughout the NFL and the country".

Historically, the draft has been held in New York City, but over the past three years the Draft has been held in Chicago (2015 & 2106) and in Philadelphia last year.

"We are thrilled that Nashville is one of the finalist cities for the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft", said Amy Adams Strunk, the Titans' controlling owner.

The league is expected to make a final selection on a host city at the NFL meetings in May. However, following a scheduling conflict in 2014 - forcing the NFL to move its date back, the league took the Draft on the road. The event was held in Chicago in 2015 and "16, and in Philadelphia a year ago". Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will host the 2018 NFL Draft from April 26-28.

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