The NFL is looking to break tradition and move the draft out of Radio City Music Hall next year.
According to reports, the NFL is looking at Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City as possible host cities for the annual event. Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston and other cities are also vying for a chance to host the event. If the league decides to remain in New York, the draft will not be held at Radio City Music Hall. Madison Square Garden, which owns Radio City Music Hall, could try to host the event at The Garden.
So why does the league want to move out of Radio City Music Hall? Adam Schefter reported on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Friday that the NFL “didn’t feel appreciated” at the venue.
That’s truly unfortunate, because the draft has always been held there since I’ve been a fan, and it’s always been something to look forward to. But there have been rumors for a while that they’ve been looking to move the draft. Whether that was the league’s plan anyway and they’re trying to make Radio City Music Hall look bad, or whether they’re moving because of problems at the hall is unknown. There’s little doubt, though, that fans in new cities who will get to host the draft will love it.