Although New York City has hosted the NFL Draft for nearly 50 years, the league is currently considering other options for next year, writes David Moore of DallasNews.com.
Big market cities Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York are all in the running to host the 2015 Draft.
If it is held in New York, it will not return to Radio City Music Hall, but instead Madison Square Garden would be in line to host. The Draft was first held in New York in 1965 at various location, and Madison Square Garden hosted for ten years starting in 1995. In 2005, it was held at the Javits Center, before moving to Radio City Music Hall in 2006. The draft had been held there ever since.
According to Moore, Cowboys’ Vice President Stephen Jones has been pushing to hold the draft in AT&T Stadium, although it seems they are not being seriously considered for 2015. Nashville is another city that has pursued the draft for a long time, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean.
New York is the unlikeliest of the three favorites, because of scheduling concerns with the Rangers and Knicks playing home games at Madison Square Garden, and the Nets occupying the Barclays Center. A three-day draft would be difficult to fit in, according to Adam Schefter and ESPN.
The NFL is planning on making a decision by the end of the month.