2015 NFL Draft could come to Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND - In 1920 the National Football League was founded in Canton, Ohio. 

Then, in 1963 the Pro Football Hall of Fame decided to call Canton home.

Maybe the 2015 NFL Draft will follow suit and host its ceremony in the famous football town.

On Wednesday, a list of potential cities for the 2015 draft was released and on that list was Canton

Joe Horrigan, VP of Communication/Exhibits for the Pro Football HOF, confirmed that the city of Canton has not placed a bid to host the ceremony, yet. He went on to say that the city supports the idea, but no formal bidding has taken place.

Other cities on the list included: New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Horrigan tells NewsChannel5 the idea of new locations for the NFL draft ceremony has been thrown around but no decisions have been made so far.

The NFL draft has been hosted in New York City since 1965. 


Thursday, May 8 NewsChannel5 sports director Andy Baskin will host a special edition of "DAWGS on the run" for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Baskin will be joined by sports reporter Mike Cairns live from the draft in New York City.

The special edition will air on NewsChannel5 at 7 p.m. with the online special starting at 8 p.m.

Visit our Dawgs on the Run page for more details and to watch our mobilecast Thursday at 8 p.m.!


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