2022 NFL Draft Location: Where is this year’s NFL Draft?

Where is the location for the 2022 NFL Draft, and where can you purchase tickets for the NFL's annual selection event?

The NFL Draft is one of the marquee events of the NFL calendar. With its slogan of “the future is now,” the annual selection event welcomes the next influx of talent to the league from the collegiate level. In recent years, the event has become a rolling road show, taking in cities across America. So, where is the location for the 2022 NFL Draft?

Where is the 2022 NFL Draft?

The 2022 NFL Draft will be held in Paradise, Nevada, between April 28-30. It will be held at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Las Vegas was originally meant to be the location for the 2020 NFL Draft, complete with elaborate plans involving iconic locations on the Las Vegas strip. However, disruption caused by the ongoing global situation meant that year’s draft was held as a virtual spectacle.

Allegiant Stadium will play a large role in the 2022 NFL Draft process. For the first time in history, the East-West Shrine Bowl will also take place there. One of the premiere All-Star games on the NFL Draft cycle, the event will take place on Thursday, February 3, serving as part of the NFL’s Pro Bowl week of festivities.

The 2022 NFL Draft will mark the first time that Las Vegas has been the location for the draft. From 1965-2014, New York City was the home of the NFL Draft. The NFL made Radio City Music Hall the permanent home from 2006-2014. However, they opened the event to a bidding process starting with the 2015 event. This allowed fans from different parts of the country to experience the magic of the NFL Draft.

Chicago was the location for the first NFL Draft away from New York in 2015. The “Windy City” hosted the event in consecutive seasons before giving way to Philadelphia (2017), Dallas (2018), and Nashville (2019). The virtual draft of 2020 was followed by a successful event in Cleveland for 2021. Now, Las Vegas gets its opportunity to be the host location for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Can you buy tickets for the 2022 NFL Draft?

Technically, no. Tickets for the 2022 NFL Draft are free. Historically, tickets find their way to fans on a first-come/first-serve basis. The NFL operates a lottery system where US-only residents can apply for tickets via NFL OnePass. However, NFL On Location, the official hospitality partner of the NFL, is offering 2022 NFL Draft ticket packages that offer the best seats in the house and an array of other exclusive benefits.

Additionally, most NFL Draft locations have experiences around the venue that allow fans to enjoy the atmosphere. Can’t be on location in Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft? Worry not, televised coverage of all three days is available on NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC. Furthermore, we have complete coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft here at Pro Football Network. Head to the draft section of our site to find comprehensive scouting reports, mock drafts, and a plethora of coverage throughout the 2022 NFL Draft.

Oliver Hodgkinson is an NFL Draft and College Football Analyst for Pro Football Network. Check out the rest of his work here, and you can find him on Twitter: @ojhodgkinson