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Pittsburgh Will Host The 2026 NFL Draft

The venue is set for the 2026 NFL Draft, with the city of Pittsburgh and the Steelers selected to host. The NFL announced that the draft will incorporate elements of Point State Park and the Steelers’ Acrisure Stadium.


The news was announced at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Nashville, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stating:


“The NFL Draft is one of the biggest, most-anticipated sporting events of the year, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers and VisitPITTSBURGH for our 2026 event. We have a unique opportunity to spotlight this wonderful community on a global stage, benefiting Pittsburgh’s economy and entertaining football fans from all markets. We know this pride of Pennsylvania will shine bright in 2026.”


Steelers owner and president Art Rooney II said, in part: “This will be an amazing event that will highlight everything the region has to offer on a national and international level.”


The NFL Draft is a massive event that headlines the offseason of America’s most popular sport. A record 775,000 attended this year’s draft in Detroit in person, with 53.6 million television viewers over three days.


Green Bay hosts the 2025 NFL Draft before it’s Pittsburgh’s turn in 2026.