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2025 NFL draft: Green Bay Packers expect statewide economic impact


The countdown to the 2025 NFL draft in Green Bay has begun, and the Packers said the few days in Green Bay will economically impact the state for years to come.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think Green Bay would want to host the NFL draft?
  2. Why do you think the NFL is changing host cities every year instead of hosting the event in the same place ever year?
  3. Why was the city of Milwaukee important to the NFL’s decision to have Green Bay host the 2025 draft?
  4. What is a mega event?
  5. How do mega events impact the economies of host cities?
  6. What is the Ryder Cup?
  7. According to information from this news story, how did the Ryder Cup impact the Milwaukee economy?
  8. According to this story, hosting the NFL draft will impact not just the Green Bay economy, but the entire state of Wisconsin. How so?
  9. It is also being reported that it will impact the city in the future as well. How?
  10. Why is that important?
  11. What is an example of a direct effect of how the draft will impact the area economy?
  12. What is an example of an indirect effect of how the draft will impact the area economy?
  13. What is publicity?
  14. How might the cities of Green Bay and Milwaukee, along with the entire state of Wisconsin, benefit from the publicity that will be generated by hosting the draft?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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