nashville hosts 2019 nfl draft
What seemed like a long-shot is now a firm reality for the city of Nashville. The National Football League is officially coming to Nashville in 2019 to host the NFL draft. Nashville officials are saying this event will be the biggest media event to have ever come to Music City. NFL officials approved the event to take place in Nashville this past May, which was once just a small two-night cable television broadcast to what is now a two-day extravaganza attracting over 20,000 tourists and a combined 45.4 million television and online viewers across four networks.
Competing against other cities including Cleveland, Canton, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver, Nashville won out to claim their piece of the pie that has a record of attracting $56.1 million in direct visitor spending and about 250,000 fans. Taking place on April 25-27, Nashville’s lower broadway, Nissan stadium parking lot, Ascend Amphitheater and the music city center convention hall will be full of NFL related festivities.
The Draft has turned into a festival related event. You can show up to walk around and partake in its many activities including contests like running a 40 yard-dash against an led screen of the fastest 40s in the NFL or simply just trying some of the best foods offered from local food trucks, all while having the draft displayed on multiple different ENORMOUS screens across the event space - so you’re never too far from what’s happening within the draft.
This is a huge opportunity for Nashville and we can’t wait to see all the events that will take place during the draft. seeing that it is taking place in Music City, music, of course, will be a huge component of the two-day event. Some musicians like little big town, Tim McGraw and Kings of Leon have already expressed their support on social media. Details on how music will be involved are still in the planning stages.