11.5.14

THE DEVOUT MUST BE IN JERUSALEM FOR EASTER.

The secular Rite of Spring called the NFL Draft must be in Green Bay.
Count Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt in. On Thursday, Schmitt made it clear that he'd love for the NFL Draft to come to Green Bay, Wis. -- and he believes the city could handle the event.

"We’re going to be all over this," Schmitt said by phone. "We’re going to do whatever we can to make this a reality.”

The realistic venue to him would be the Resch Center, located across the street from Lambeau Field. The Resch, which hosts the UW-Green Bay men's basketball games, the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers and various concerts, has a capacity of 9,877. The Radio City Music Hall currently holds 6,015.

It's unknown what the NFL would be looking for in a future site. On The Rich Eisen Podcast, Goodell said Los Angeles and Chicago have been the most "aggressive." Both cities could offer larger venues.

"We’re looking at the potential of moving out of New York,” Goodell said on the podcast. “Radio City’s been a great place for us but there’s a lot of cities that are interested in having us in the future and we’re looking at that. The two most aggressive probably are Chicago and Los Angeles but we’ve heard from a few more mayors also.”

Schmitt's office has already begun taking steps toward bringing the draft to Green Bay, somehow.
Amen.

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