Nashville reportedly expected to be named host of 2019 NFL draft
Nashville was named host of the 2019 NFL Draft at this week's owners meetings, the league announced.
According to multiple reports, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Denver, and Cleveland/Canton, Ohio were aslo vying to host the 2019 and 2020 NFL drafts.
Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said that Cleveland and Canton want the draft to come to Ohio in 2020.
“We offer congratulations to Amy Adams Strunk, the Tennessee Titans and the city of Nashville and look forward to a great fan celebration during the 2019 NFL Draft," Baker said. "The Hall of Fame in partnership with the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Sports Commission and Visit Canton stand ready to host the NFL Draft in 2020 should we be selected."
The 2018 NFL draft was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.
Since New York City hosted the draft in 2014, Chicago (2015, 2016) and Philadelphia (2017) have also hosted the now three-day event.