Womp womp. After hosting the biggest (most attended) NFL Draft in history this year, it was announced yesterday that the draft will NOT be returning to Philadelphia for a second year. Hopes were high after a great event, lots of media "buzz" and breaking the attendance record, but none of those factors were strong enough to keep it here. Instead, it's headed to Dallas (Arlington), Texas.
Here's the official statement from the NFL:
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas -- the first time the event will take place inside an NFL stadium. The draft will run April 26-28.
The NFL has made the draft a road show the past three years, holding it in Philadelphia in 2017, and Chicago in 2015 and 2016.
Who knows, maybe they'll bring it back in 2019?|