By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s official. The NFL draft is coming to Philadelphia next year.

The 2017 NFL draft will be held at the Benjamin Franklin parkway from April 27th – April 29th and players will walk up the “Rocky” steps once they are drafted.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon outside of City Hall. Ron Jaworski announced the city expects to make about $86 million in revenue during the 2017 NFL Draft weekend.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney talked about his excitement for the event.