Packers want to host NFL draft in next five years

Thursday July 21st, 2016

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The Green Bay Packers are interested in hosting the NFL draft in the next five years, the team told shareholders Thursday.

Packers president Mark Murphy said the organization told the NFL it wants to host the draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

The NFL has not announced where the next NFL draft will be, let alone the one three years from now. Green Bay’s viability as a host could be tenuous, with the NFL requiring the draft’s host city to have enough hotel rooms to accommodate all the league employees, players, fans and media attending.

Green Bay is currently the smallest market in the NFL.

The last two drafts have been held in Chicago after a long run of drafts in New York City. Pro Football Talk reports Philadelphia is an early favorite to host in 2017.

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