Skip to main content

Report: Philadelphia leading candidate to host 2017 NFL draft

Philadelphia is currently the leading candidate to be the host city for the 2017 NFL draft.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Philadelphia is currently the leading candidate to host the 2017 NFL draft, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

NFL commissioner Roger Goddell said last week that the draft would likely move from Chicago, which will host the event for the second year in-a-row, starting Thursday. The draft had previously been held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Among the cities that have expressed interest in hosting the draft in the future are Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Canton, Ohio.

According to Schefter, the NFL has narrowed the possible host cities to Philadelphia and Los Angeles for next year.