NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Downtown Nashville will be on center stage as it hosts the NFL Draft April 25th-27th. Along with the NFL, the city announced Wednesday its draft layout which includes much of iconic lower Broadway.
The draft stage where selections are announced will be at the corner of 1st Avenue and Broadway with what’s expected to be more than 200,000 fans from all over the country lining the street.
“The NFL Draft will be one of the biggest sports events in the history of Tennessee – another great opportunity for Nashville to welcome the world and show fans, players and media what we’re all about. We’re looking forward to showing off our city and our unrivaled live music scene to all who attend,” Nashville mayor David Briley said. “Events like this generate important revenues that allow us to make long-term investments that benefit all of Nashville. I’m glad the NFL agrees that our great city, which the Titans have called home for 20 years, is the perfect location to kick off its 100th season.”
The music of the honky tonks won’t be the only musical touch during Music City’s draft weekend. Several A-list concerts are scheduled for the main stage.
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will serve as Draft Square with tables where all 32 NFL teams will make their selections.
Prior to the first round of the draft on Thursday, April 25th top prospects will walk a red carpet through The Green at Riverfront Park before they have the chance to hear their name called.
“Nashville will be given the opportunity to showcase its vibrant music scene and compact downtown footprint as the football world descends on Music City,” The 2019 NFL Draft represents the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL where fans will be able to participate in various free and interactive elements within the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero.”
The NFL Experience, an interactive exhibit featuring games, play fields, autograph signings and more will be located at Nissan Stadium. The Experience will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 25-26th and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 27th.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, led the bid process for the NFL Draft on behalf of the city.
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