Thursday, July 30, 2015

Could Philadelphia land the NFL Draft?

0 comments
(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports)
(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports)

Philadelphia is on the NFL’s short list of cities that could potentially host a future NFL Draft, according to a report from ESPN.com.

The reason why the idea of Philadelphia hosting the annual spring event has been tossed around is because the draft’s usual venue, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will not be available to the NFL next spring.

The report states that NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said that the league is “focusing” three possible locations for the draft. Those locations are New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

However, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter that scheduling issues with Radio City Music Hall make New York the least likely option for the NFL.

More coverage
  • POLL: Which new Eagle are you excited to see in camp?
  • VOTE: What's the biggest story of Eagles training camp?
  • Game-by-game breakdown of Eagles' schedule
  • DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
  • FORUMS: Who will make the 53-man roster?
  • Latest NFL odds
  • Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear
  • From the report:

    Radio City Music Hall, the usual host venue, will not be available next year, and the NFL is looking at Madison Square Garden as an alternate site, according to sources. However, with the New York Rangers and New York Knicks both playing there, scheduling the three-day draft would be challenging.

    The same goes for the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

    The NFL met Friday to go over potential sites. Other cities under consideration include Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Boston. Each city has been asked to provide as much information as it can to the NFL by the middle of June, with the NFL hoping to make a decision by the end of the month.

    McCarthy also stated in the report that the draft will likely move back its traditional date of late April, as oppose to early May like this year.

    Philly.com
    0 comments
    We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
    Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

    Comment policy:

    Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

    Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

    Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

    Read 0 comments
     
    comments powered by Disqus
    Latest Videos:
    Also on Philly.com:
    letter icon Newsletter