NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville’s transformation into “Draftville” for the 2019 NFL Draft brought hundreds of thousands of people to Broadway for the weekend-long event. Now Music City could be looking for an encore.
Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, tells News 2 that the city has submitted an “expression of interest” to the NFL in order to get a request for proposal from the NFL.
Nashville is looking into hosting the draft in 2024 or 2025. The NFL has already announced the locations of the next 3 drafts: Cleveland (2021), Las Vegas (2022), and Kansas City (2023).
The 2019 NFL Draft was a record-breaking event in Nashville. Teams produced a record-high 40 trades. A whopping 600,000 people packed Music City for the draft, a record number of people to attend the draft. And 47.4 million people watched the draft on television.