Wednesday morning the Tennessee Titans sent out an update many had been waiting for: the actual plans for Downtown Nashville’s hosting of the 2019 NFL Draft this April.
The main NFL Draft stage will be on First and Broadway. Draft picks on the main stage will take place the evenings of April 25 (Thursday) and April 26 (Friday) and during the afternoon of April 27 (Saturday).
Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be host to Selection Square, which features the team tables where representatives from each club will make their draft selections.
The NFL Draft Experience, a three-day football festival, will be held in the parking lots and areas surrounding Nissan Stadium.
The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on April 25 (Thursday) at The Green at Riverfront Park.
Concerts with “high level talent” are being planned for on the main stage on Broadway all three days, and on another stage across the Cumberland River. The performers will be announced at a later date.
Admission is free. There will be limited seating areas (and some VIP areas), but the idea is most fans can stand, and walk.
The NFL and the city are expecting crowds approaching 300,000 for the weekend in an area organizers are calling the largest festival footprint ever for an NFL Draft.
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The Lower Broadway center draft stage was selected over Ascend Amphitheater and Nissan Stadium due to the success of the Tennessee Titans uniform reveal party in April of 2018.
Bridgestone Arena was not used in the city’s pitch to the NFL due to the potential of the Nashville Predators playing in the NHL Playoffs at the same time of the NFL Draft.
The Titans and the NFL also released a few images to mock up what the party would look like in Downtown Nashville
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