Nashville Wins Bid to Host 2019 NFL Draft

After many meetings and considerations, Nashville will officially bring the NFL Draft to town in 2019 as the official host city.

Nashville Wins Bid to Host 2019 NFL Draft
Nissan Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Nashville may be known for its delicious food and as a home for country music, but the sports world is taking notice to the appeal of the city by bringing the 2019 NFL Draft to Music City.

For 50 years, the NFL draft happened only in New York City. The organization decided to switch it up a bit with the modern approach to the selection by allowing cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia and Arlington, Texas, to become the host over the past few years. Nashville will now be added to that unprecedented list.

The other possible cities on the list of consideration for the NFL besides Nashville included Cleveland and Canton, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver. Both the sports corporation as well as football fans from the city can’t wait for all the festivities to begin late next spring.

“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,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said of the decision. “We look forward to working with the Tennessee Titans, the City of Nashville, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp to deliver a memorable celebration of football to our fans and incoming players.”

Because of the various times of the draft held throughout a three-day period, the events of the draft will be widespread across the cities with a majority of the picks taking place at downtown venues. Fans will possibly be able to participate in the action by signing up for standby tickets on the NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass app.

The NFL Draft for 2019 will come to the city on April 25 to 27, 2019.