After setting attendance records in Philadelphia, the NFL draft will go to the Dallas area.
The 2018 draft will be at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, from April 26-28. It’s the first time the draft will be held in an NFL stadium, and the scene will be considerably different from last year when it was held on the Art Museum steps. Philadelphia drew a record 250,000 to the three-day event and generated $94.9 million in economic impact for the city.
“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
The draft was held in New York from 1965-2014, until the NFL started to move it again to different cities. Chicago hosted in 2015 and 2016 before Philadelphia this past spring. Philly also hosted the draft in 1936, 1949-50, 1953-54, and 1956-61.