Nashville is one of five cities under consideration by the NFL to host its annual draft in either 2019 or 2020.
The cities selected to host the draft for both years will be chosen at the annual NFL meetings in May. In addition to Nashville, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Cleveland/Canton are also under consideration to host the draft, according to NFL.com.
“We are thrilled that Nashville is one of the finalist cities for the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft,” Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans controlling owner said in a statement. “We are so proud of Nashville and all that it has to offer. This city has a number of unique qualities to showcase and of course it knows how to put on a show. We look forward to making that case to the NFL owners in May.”
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – home of the Dallas Cowboys – is host to this year’s draft, which takes place April 26-28.
The NFL began moving the host city for the draft around after 2014, when it was last held in New York on an annual basis. It was held in Chicago for two years before moving to Philadelphia in 2017.
Though Nashville has never hosted the NFL Draft, the city is no stranger to big events. Music City has hosted both the NHL Draft and the NHL All-Star Game previously, as well as NCAA Tournament Games.
Nashville’s proposal would likely be held at a downtown venue, which could put both Bridgestone Arena and the Music City Center in play as potential options.