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Pittsburgh to host 2026 NFL Draft

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The 2026 NFL Draft will be held in Pittsburgh, the league announced Wednesday.

"We look forward to football fans from all across the country coming to enjoy our city's culture while also showcasing our rich football history and tradition in the region," Pittsburgh Steelers owner and president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

"We think it will be the largest visitor event in the history of Pittsburgh," Rooney told reporters Wednesday, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The NFL draft has grown into a spectacle in recent years. The 2024 edition in Detroit attracted a record 775,000 fans, per the NFL.

The 2025 draft will be held in Green Bay.

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