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By SI Wire
July 17, 2014

Los Angeles and Chicago are the two finalists to host the 2015 NFL Draft — and New York is out of the picture, The Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer reported Thursday

“We’re focusing solely on Los Angeles and Chicago now,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Thursday at the Beverly Hilton, according to Farmer. 

New York has played host to the draft each year since 1965, but Goodell said it did not have any dates available at Radio City Music Hall next April or May. He said the draft would likely take place either the weekend of April 22 or April 29. 

“We had 12 cities that were interested,” Goodell said. “We felt the best thing to do was to focus on the three cities, because they had such a tremendous interest. There are very attractive aspects to each of those cities. Because we don’t have the appropriate dates in May our focus is completely on Los Angeles and Chicago.

“They both have tremendous bids.”

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