The 2019 NFL Draft finally has its home. After weeks of rumors speculating where the annual player selection could take place, the National Football League confirmed on Wednesday, May 23 that the event will be hitting the road to Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville beat out finalists like Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton to host the event.
“Congrats to [Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams] and obviously the city of Nashville. You’re now on the clock. So you’re in trouble,” commissioner Roger Goodell as he was making the announcement, via ESPN.com. “We’re thrilled. We look forward to being in Nashville.”
It marks the fifth year in a row that the NFL Draft has been held outside of New York City.
While an exact host venue has not been announced, a press release from the league stated it will be “incorporating iconic city landmarks across the Music City stretching from Lower Broadway to Nissan Stadium.”
In previous years, the NFL Draft has been held outdoors in Chicago, on the famed Rocky Steps in Philadelphia, and at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.