Dallas Cowboys want to host 2018 NFL Draft

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 21, 2016 at 4:55 AM
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The Dallas Cowboys are hoping to bring the 2018 NFL Draft to their new headquarters in Frisco, Texas, that will feature a 12,000-seat indoor stadium.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are in discussions with the NFL to host the draft at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, AT&T Stadium in Arlington or both facilities.

The new headquarters, which will also house the Cowboys' business and football operations and team practices, is scheduled to open on Aug. 27, according to the newspaper. An estimated $1.5 billion is expected to be invested in the mixed-use, 91 acres once fully developed, compared to the $1.2 billion AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Competition has intensified among cities that want to host the draft since the three-day event left New York and landed in Chicago in 2015 and 2016.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the draft likely will move from Chicago in 2017.

The site of the 2017 draft is expected to be announced this summer, and Philadelphia has been mentioned as a leading candidate.

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