Dallas Cowboys to host 2018 NFL draft at AT&T Stadium

By The Sports Xchange  |  Oct. 18, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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The NFL announced Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host next year's draft with all three days taking place at AT&T Stadium.

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held April 26-28 at the Cowboys' stadium in Arlington, Texas, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday at the owners meetings in New York. It will be the first time the event will take place inside an NFL stadium.

The Cowboys pushed for the 2018 draft to be held at both AT&T Stadium and The Star, the team's new training facility in Frisco.

"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," Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings in New York. "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 NFL has turned the draft into a road show the past three years, holding the event in Philadelphia in 2017 and Chicago in 2015 and 2016. The draft was in New York from 1965 to 2014.

Last year's draft drew an estimated 250,000 fans and was held outdoors for the first time, taking place on the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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