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Philadelphia Will Be Announced As Host Of The 2017 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Will Be Announced As Host Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The draft has been in Chicago the last two years and was previously in NY. It was reported back in late April that Philadelphia was a leading candidate to host the upcoming draft.

The 2017 draft will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the famous thoroughfare which is home to many of Philadelphia's cultural and historical attractions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute.

After much speculation of a deal coming together, it seems as Philadelphia will become the official location of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Interestingly enough, the hometown Eagles now don't own a first-round pick for 2017. Howard Eskin reports the city of Philadelphia has interest in hosting the event for two years.

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"We've been dealing with this for the past couple of weeks, maybe three weeks, and [Kenney] just called me this afternoon and told me that we got the National Football League, that the city is going to do it and he feels comfortable that the people who said they were going to help raise the money are going to do it".

The 2017 draft will mark the first time since December 1960 that the draft has been held in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia has been long-rumored to be the front-runner to host the 2017 draft. Half of those fans are expected to come from out of town. The city is accustomed to staging big events, Kenney said.

The NFL Draft is headed for Philly. It is the first time, however, that they'll see the draft in it's more popular appeal.

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