The NFL Draft is on the move once again.
In April of 2018, the Draft will be heading to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Last year, the draft was held in Philadelphia at the Art Museum steps where it drew nearly 250,000 fans for the first draft held outdoors. The 2018 NFL Draft will mark another first for the league — the first time the draft will happen in an NFL Stadium and the first time it will take place in Texas.
Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement on Wednesday at the league's annual Fall meeting. The decision was the result of a comprehensive process examining several proposals submitted by various cities to host the Draft.
"Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event's evolution and grow it even further," said Goodell. "We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality."
The first round of the draft will air on primetime on Thursday, April 26. Rounds 2 and 3 will air Friday night while the final four rounds will take place on Saturday afternoon. As part of the even fans will also get to experience a free festival on the plazas directly outside of the stadium.
The actual NFL Draft Theater will be constructed directly on field with a portion of the stadium open for the public to attend.
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