The NFL Draft is certainly big business and its only going to get bigger as the years roll on. The first night of the draft drew in a whopping 9.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen and the first two nights were the two most tweeted about television programs of the week by a healthy margin.
As the Draft continues to grow and more complaints about a ‘cramped’ Radio City Music Hall surface, it’s no surprise to hear that the NFL is looking at other locations. It should be no surprise that the city of Philadelphia is interested.
“We have let them know of our interest, which is a continued interest,” said Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress. “I think we would certainly be remiss if we weren’t at least taking a close look at it. It’s obviously a huge event with phenomenal media coverage and I’d expect would bring a good number of people into the city.”
“Certainly we would be very interested in learning more about it,” said Needle. “If there is an RFP — a Request for Proposal — and a formal process, we certainly would be very interested in seeing it and learning more about what they are looking for from a city.”
So, if the NFL Draft comes to Philadelphia would you attend?