The NFL draft is heading to the Steel City.

Pittsburgh will host the 2026 NFL draft, the league announced at its spring meetings Wednesday, marking the first time the city has hosted the draft since the event moved out of New York in 2015.

Steelers team president and CEO Art Rooney II said the plan is to stage the draft outside Acrisure Stadium on the North Shore of the city.

“The roots of pro football really are deep in our region, and so we plan to celebrate really the history of football: the Dan Marinos, the Joe Montanas that came from our area,” Rooney said Wednesday.

The Steelers had submitted bids to be the hosts in 2026 and 2027. Commissioner Roger Goodell had a phone call with Rooney, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and state legislators on Wednesday morning to inform them of Pittsburgh’s winning bid.