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Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt preparing offer to host NFL Draft

The NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL Draft April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Sta
The NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL Draft April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Sta

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Midtown Manhattan will start hosting another NFL Draft tonight -- and the mayor of Green Bay says he'd love to have Titletown house the big event.  

Commissioner Roger Goodell said a while back that he'd like to see the three-day draft move around to various cities.  

On an NFL Network podcast this week, Goodell said the mayors of Los Angeles and Chicago have been the most aggressive.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt says his office has taken steps to try and get the draft to Packerland. He said it would take a partnership between the city, the Packers, the area's Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other private entities.  

Schmitt says a formal proposal is still being discussed, but he promises to do whatever's possible to bring the draft to Wisconsin.

He said the Resch Center, which is close to Lambeau Field, would be a good spot. It can seat almost 10,000 people -- about 4,000 more than the draft's present home at Radio City Music Hall.

That's where the Packers will call in their picks. They have nine now, including the 21st selection in tonight's first round.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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