The NFL Draft has been held in Chicago the last two years, but it will be in a new home next year, with Philadelphia, Canton and Denver being possibilities. It looks like the Dallas Cowboys will want it to move after next year as they are pushing to host the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys are currently building a multi-use center at The Star, the new team headquarters in Frisco, and they hope that it will attract the biggest event on the NFL’s calendar in the next two years. Owner Jerry Jones reportedly has said that the team would love to bring the draft to either The Star or AT&T Stadium and 2018 would be best since the Ford Center, the multi-use facility, will be open by then.
The town of Frisco, which is just north of Dallas, is certainly keen on the idea of bringing the draft to their town.
“The potential for having the draft in Frisco at The Star is immeasurable, especially with an organization like the Cowboys behind it,” Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said. “We feel it would be a huge benefit to our community and, frankly, to the region. If you think about it, something on the caliber of the NFL draft is really regional in nature and will benefit all the communities in North Texas.”
The Dallas Cowboys already have the biggest stadium in the NFL today, so why would they pass up on possibly hosting the NFL Draft?
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