Is Nashville ready for the NFL Draft?
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Nashville for the NFL Draft. Some of them will be driving in from neighboring states, but many will have to fly, and that is why Nashville International Airport (BNA) is gearing up for what is expected to be a record-breaking weekend.
“It may very well be the biggest weekend in the history of the airport,” said Tom Jurkovich, BNA’s vice president of public affairs. “We have handled some big weekends in the past with Bonnaroo and CMA and some other weekends of note, but we think this is going to be the biggest.”
Travelers will be greeted by NFL signs when they get off their flights, and, of course, all the stages at the airport will be playing music.
“At BNA we are accustomed to handling big events and we are prepared for the NFL Draft and the big upcoming weekend,” said Jurkovich. “We have signage up in the airport welcoming people to Nashville. Our stages will have plenty of Nashville music, and we will be fully staffed to make sure we can handle the crowds.”
BNA says they are expecting 30,000 departures a day on Sunday and Monday following the Draft.
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