While cities such as San Diego and Miami have risked falling out of the Super Bowl rotation because of stadium issues, plenty of cold-weather cities are springing up to host other NFL events.
Echoing the request of Chicago’s mayor, Steelers president Art Rooney II said he thinks his town could and should host the NFL Draft.
Rooney wasn’t going pie-in-the-sky for a Super Bowl bid, but told the team’s official website that if scheduling conflicts continued to complicate holding the selection meeting at Radio City Music Hall, he’d love to host.
“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,” Rooney said. “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.”
With the event becoming more and more of a television show and less and less of a live-action event, there’s no reason not to spread it around geographically, if the league stands firm on keeping the calendar spread as far as it has.