Pittsburgh Steelers Want to Host NFL Draft

April 26, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II speaks at a press conference to introduce linebacker Jarvis Jones (not pictured) as the Steelers number one pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the news that the NFL is not only pushing back the date of the NFL draft, but potentially moving it to other cities, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already made it known they would love to play host to the 2014 NFL draft and beyond.

Steelers president Art Rooney II told Steelers.com recently that he would love for the draft to come to Pittsburgh and thinks it is an ideal fit (via NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal):

“Sure, I’d like to see the draft move around (to other cities), and I would love to see it come to Pittsburgh some time,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said Wednesday on the Steelers’ official website. “It’s a great event and attracts tremendous fan interest. It would be a fun event for Pittsburgh to host, and I think our city could do a great job with it.”

The Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh are an obvious choice to host the NFL draft. The organization is a historic franchise and one of the most important in the league’s history, so it makes sense to give the city one of the first shots at holding the draft if it truly elects to travel outside of New York.

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Topics: Art Rooney, NFL, NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Richard

    That would be a cool start, but then it should follow the Lambardi Trophy around. Whoever wins it all gets to host.

  • Alwz4gbp

    Not a bad idea. Then we’d never have to worry about a draft loaded with Bears or Vikings fans. haha. At least the New York fans that attend are entertaining to watch. I do however think that the NFL would want to be fair about it if they did move it to other cities. Chicago, Cincy, KC, Detroit, Oakland and best of all Dallas would never get a shot at it and the NFL is all about making $$$$ and spreading the wealth amongst themselves. Do you think Jerry Jones would allow the NFL to ignore him? Umm, no.