The Dallas Cowboys’ new training facility ground in Frisco, Texas, has “emerged as a favorite” to host the 2018 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Wednesday, citing league sources.
The Dallas Cowboys definitely has the state-of-the-art infrastructure to host the annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The Dallas Cowboys officially opened the 12,000-seat indoor stadium dubbed as “The Star” last August 2016, it is shared by the franchise itself, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s high schools. The gigantic 91-acre campus that hosts the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters featuring an indoor football stadium, its own entertainment facility and a “Grand Atrium” alongside an Italian marble floors.
The Tri-State Ford dealers paid $4.2 million for the naming rights of The Star for the next 10 years. The deal also includes some signage inside the facility.
If the NFL higher ups does indeed move the annual draft event to Dallas Cowboys’ 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility, it would mark the event’s third move in the last four years. The draft relocated to Chicago back in 2015 after years of being hosted at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, then skipped town in 2017 to Philadelphia, which will host this year’s draft for the first time in 61 years beginning on April 27. The Texas has never hosted an NFL Draft, but it appears like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is doing everything he can to change that.