Report Says Nashville Is 'Leading Contender' To Host NFL Draft

Posted at 5:25 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 12:48:17-04

According to reports, Nashville is one of the top contenders to host the 2019 NFL Draft.

Nashville was one of five finalists to host the 2019 or 2020 Draft, in contention with Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and Cleveland/Canton.

Yet, a NFL insider, Adam Schefter, said Music City is being seriously considered for next year's event.

In March, Titans' owner, Amy Adams Strunk, said she was optimistic about their chances to be the host.

Mayor David Briley released the following statement:

“Nashville has proven time and time again that we know how to host big sports events and throw a great party. The NFL Draft will be another wonderful opportunity to bring the sports world to town and show off everything we have to offer. I appreciate all the hard work the Convention & Visitors Corp and others have put into this bid, and I know the city and our many partners in presenting special events will be ready next spring if we’re fortunate enough to be selected.”