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First look: NFL Draft stage takes over Broadway

Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 19:50:34-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The NFL draft kicks off Thursday, April 25, and day by day construction crews are keeping busy putting the venue together in downtown Nashville.

It will be right in the heart of Nashville at the riverfront on South Broadway. Construction crews say the construction is on time and they're excited to get the venue to the end zone.

The venue will serve as the main stage for teams to make their draft picks, which includes a 70-foot-tall stage. Eric Finkelstein the NFL senior director of event operations said this is the first time in more than four decades where they don't have a hotel ballroom or theater as the main stage.

LED screens will be placed along Broadway so that fans won't miss any action.

The media and green room is 460 feet long, acting as a one-stop-shop for newly-picked players.

Across the river, at Nissan Stadium will be the three-day Draft festival held outside Nissan Stadium called the NFL Draft Experience. You can catch performances, play Interactive games, and get autographs there.

Organizers are urging fans to download the fan mobile pass onto their phones. The app will show you all the different activities going on next week.

There will be restrictions for boats on the river.