Dallas to host 2018 National Football League draft after one year in Philadelphia

Doug Mendoza
October 19, 2017

Goodell said on Wednesday that the three-day event will be hosted at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which has been the home of the Cowboys since 2009. The Auditorium Threatre downtown hosted the 2015 and 2016 drafts after it moved from New York City, its home since 1965. This year's draft drew more than 200,000 fans on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The draft will be held April 26-28 in the Arlington, Tex., stadium, although the Cowboys had earlier urged that it be split between the stadium and The Star, the team's Frisco, Tex., training facility.

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky poses after being selected by the Bears.

It will be the first time that North Texas has hosted the draft.

The league has adopted the idea of constantly moving the draft after decades of it being held in New York City.

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The man heckled the 75-year old icon, who after kneeling with his team against the President Trump, took an about face with the very public stance of saying that any Dallas Cowboy who did not stand for the national anthem would be benched.

A year ago in Philly, a record-breaking 250,000 fans attended the draft over the three-day span.

"Props to the people of Philadelphia".

"Philly: You absolutely KILLED it. The standard has been set for every future draft city to try and match".

The 2019 draft coincides with the league's 100th season, and the 2020 event will recognize the centennial of the establishment of the NFL in Canton, Ohio, on August 20, 1920. The estimated economic impact for the city was $94.9 million. He's since been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and now gets to host the NFL's second-largest event in "Jerry World".

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