The NFL is considering moving the NFL Draft next year.
The league’s deal with Radio City Music Hall, which has hosted the draft for the past two years, is up. The owners of Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, which sits across from the Staples Center, seem to be leading the push. The NFL is clearly open to a move and commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is considering that, as well as doing a multiple-city draft.
“We have talked about whether you move to a location, or maybe you move one day of the draft,” Goodell said. “If we are successful doing the draft on three days, that may be one alternative, to take one of those days and move it to a different location.”
To me it makes no sense, but our friends at Cheesehead TV say the NFL is seriously considering Green Bay as a location if they do a multiple-city draft.
I say it makes no sense because Green Bay is such a small market and while I’m sure Green Bay Packers’ fans would turn out in force, having the draft in a major city like New York or Los Angeles makes the event more accessible to fans of all NFL teams – something that’s better for the league. Of course, Canton, Ohio, home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is also on the list, so who knows?