The NFL Draft Is Officially Awarded to Nashville
Big news out of the NFL this morning, as they announced the 2019 NFL Draft will officially be awarded to Nashville, Tennessee:
The 2019 @NFL Draft is coming to Nashville! Official announcement: https://t.co/b2OQI6fLgQ | @VisitMusicCity | #NFLDraft | #TheFutureIsNow
Thanks to @EddieGeorge2727 and @TheTimMcGraw for helping us announce the big news! pic.twitter.com/Wm6wwL7HrA
— Nashville Tennessee (@visitmusiccity) May 23, 2018
Obviously, this is a huge get for the city, and I personally can’t wait to go cover it all LIVE and IN PERSON. It doesn’t matter if they don’t want companies like us to have press passes. It’s Nashville – there will be so much going on that the stories write themselves. It won’t matter if we’re not officially credentialed. Scoops will be aplenty for all.
It’s easy to look back in hindsight at the Titans uniform release party in early April, and say, “look at what we did just to announce our new unis!” Something like over 10,000 people flooded Broadway for a gigantic party. And, as it turns out, “throwing a big party,” something the Music City does exceptionally well, reportedly played a huge part in securing this event. I can’t help but wonder if this was the larger end game all along for Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk. Maybe she wanted us to flex our party muscles a little bit, coincidentally around the same time all of the bids for the 2019 NFL Draft were being finalized. I didn’t see any large block parties in any of the other potential host cities.
If that was the case, then it was a sheer stroke of brilliance on the part of Strunk and the Titans leadership. Seeing the environment and the buzz in the city for that uniform release party had to help.
So, how will it play out? I imagine they’re going to have the actual draft either at Bridgestone Arena or at the Music City Center. You can damn well go bet the house that they’re going to have Broadway blocked off, and they’ll probably have a stage or two out in the streets.
Regardless, I’m happy to see our city getting to a point where we’re getting these larger events, and hope it’ll continue into the future.
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