CHICAGO — Good news for those who hate Draft Town traffic and the NFL for getting a steal of a deal setting up shop in Grant Park: It's (probably) not coming back to the city next year, according to the Sun-Times.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Chicago's done a good job with the draft, but it's "very likely" the draft won't return in 2017, according to the Sun-Times. It won't be until July that the NFL announces where the 2017 draft will be held.
The NFL event could still return to Chicago in the future.
“I think the draft will be back in Chicago,” Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission, told the Sun-Times. “I don’t know for ’17, but it will certainly be back.”
Draft Town is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown Thursday, and 50 million people watch the draft on TV.
The event itself features a Ferris wheel, sky-diving simulator, flag football tournaments and other activities.
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