The days of the annual NFL Draft being held at Radio City Music Hall in New York seem to be behind us. Chicago and Philadelphia have hosted the last two, and in the most predictable move ever, the next one will reportedly be at the house of the NFL’s most powerful owner.
The 2018 NFL Draft will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX according to NFL insider sources.
Source: There is a decision on the 2018 @NFL Draft site — it’s Dallas, I’m told. AT&T Stadium will host it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2017
[UPDATE:] The NFL has officially announced it:
The 83rd NFL Draft will take place on April 26-28, 2018 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time in history that it will be held at an NFL stadium. The Draft site will encompass the field, stands, and outdoor plazas, creating an all-encompassing atmosphere and enabling more fans than ever before to watch their favorite team’s selections.
It had been widely speculated that the annual selection of players would find its way to Dallas at some point. Jerry Jones has built one of the world’s finest facilities in AT&T Stadium and The Star, and with the draft rotating locations it seemed inevitable.
Even though the 2016 NFL Draft was in Philadelphia, Dallas still stole the show when Cowboys legend Drew Pearson took over the stage for good.
There’s hardly any sort of advantage that comes with hosting the draft, just a whole bunch of pomp and circumstance. But if there’s anyone who knows how to turn that into an advantage, it’s Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Jones.
See you in April.