A booming city with a fantastic vibe and nightlife, the Music City has finally been chosen by the league to host an NFL Draft.
After a few weeks of rumors and speculation, the NFL announced today that Nashville has been selected as the city that will host the 2019 NFL Draft. It is the first time the Tennessee Titans franchise has been the hometown team of an NFL Draft location.
Nashville was in contention with five other cities to host either the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft. Its competition was Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and Canton. It is believed that the uniform reveal event from early April left a great impression on the league, and it made the decision much easier for league officials.
Speaking about what Nashville can bring to the draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke on the matter:
"“Following an exciting and successful event in Dallas, we’re thrilled to take the NFL Draft to Nashville. The city has a passionate fan base and offers iconic locations that will enable us to expand the Draft in unique ways.”"
Those “iconic locations” will feature landmarks from Lower Broadway to Nissan Stadium, according to the NFL.
Titans President Amy Adams Strunk was ecstatic about the opportunity at the announcement:
"“We are thrilled for the city of Nashville, our fans and our team, that we have been selected to host the 2019 NFL Draft. The city and the Titans put a lot of effort into this proposal and we can’t wait to see it come to life next year”"
After decades of holding the NFL Draft in New York, the league finally started to expand its horizons when it came to the venue in recent years. Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas have been the last three new locales for the embellished event. Now it’s Nashville’s turn.
The 2019 NFL Draft will be held on April 25 through April 27. Titans fans will be able to watch their Two-Tone Blue announce the team’s picks on their home turf. This is a very exciting time for the Titans and for the city of Nashville.