Nashville, Tennessee Titans To Host 2019 NFL Draft
Nashville is set to host the 2019 NFL Draft, the league announced Wednesday morning.
The decision came at team owners’ Spring League Meeting in Atlanta. According to ESPN, other cities who had made bids to host the 2019 Draft were Denver, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Cleveland/Canton, which had launched a joint effort to host.
Tennessee Titans officials voiced their pleasure with the NFL’s selection in statements. In April, the team unveiled a new uniform.
“I’m so excited for the city of Nashville and so proud that we’ve been selected as the host city for the 2019 NFL Draft,” Titans controlling owner and co-chairman Amy Adams Strunk said in a press conference. “As we all know, Nashville has a well-deserved reputation as a city that loves the big stage and loves a big party … we’re looking forward to April of next year.”
This year, the Draft was held in Dallas, and Philadelphia hosted the event in 2017. “Congrats to Amy and obviously the city of Nashville. You’re now on the clock. So you’re in trouble,” commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) May 23, 2018
Country music star Carrie Underwood, a Nashville native, voiced her elation about the city being chosen as the next Draft’s host in a Twitter post.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 23, 2018
Among the Nashville venues and landmarks that have been suggested to play host to fans interested in partaking in NFL Draft festivities are the Ascend Amphitheater, Nissan Stadium, Broadway and First Avenue as well as the Predators’ Bridgestone Arena, according to ESPN.
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) May 23, 2018
The NFL Draft was held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall for nine straight years until 2014. Chicago was the host in 2015 and 2016. This year’s Draft at AT&T Stadium was the first time the event took place inside an NFL team’s stadium.