Goodell says Chicago, L.A. mayors pursuing 2015 draft

A photo from last year's NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Al Bello/Getty...

A photo from last year's NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP)

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that mayors in Los Angeles and Chicago are pursuing hosting duties for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Goodell told NFL Network's Rich Eisen that Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has joined Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel in pitching their cities for next year's draft. Mayors from other cities also have been in contact with Goodell.

"We're looking at the potential of moving out of New York," Goodell said. "Radio City's been a great place for us, but there are a lot of cities that are interested in having us in the future, and we're going to look at that."

Goodell revealed last week that the NFL is considering expanding the draft to four days, and provided Eisen with clarification Monday.

Goodell said if the rule passes, it's possible that each of the first three rounds will get their own night. Rounds 4-7 would then take place Sunday. Under the current format, with the draft getting underway this week, Round 1 takes place on Thursday, Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones also voiced his interest in holding the event at his team's stadium.

"I think it's something that the league is seriously taking a look at," Jones told 105.3 The Fan. "They've actually looked at making it multilocational in terms of doing a day in New York and a day in another city, something like that. There's a lot of things being discussed."

 


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