NASHVILLE, TN – Jan. 30, 2019 – Downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway and the area around Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities for the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville noon to 10 p.m. April 25-26 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27. The 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville will serve as the official kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, led the bid process for the NFL Draft on behalf of the city.
NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival held at Nissan Stadium. Representing the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL, fans can participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more. The 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville will be one of the largest sporting events in the history of Tennessee.
Activations at the NFL Draft Experience include an autograph stage with current NFL players and NFL legends; interactive games, Play Football clinics, and PLAY 60 Zone for the smallest NFL fans; photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy; NFL Shop at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise; Taste of Tailgate with Nashville restaurants and Bud Light Bars; and NFL Draft Experience music stage with Nashville-based artists of all genres.
NFL Draft sponsors include: Bridgestone, Bud Light, Dannon, FedEx, Lowe’s, Mars, Nationwide, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Sleep Number, Verizon and Visa.
-The NFL Draft Red Carpet will take place on Thursday, April 25 at The Green at Riverfront Park.
-Main Stage Location at First and Broadway will host Draft Theater which will be free and open to the public to view Draft selections and A-list concerts. Artists will be announced in coming weeks.
-Draft picks on Main Stage will take place evenings of April 25-27.
-Schermerhorn Symphony Center will host Selection Square, which features the team tables where representatives from each club will make their Draft selections.
-Admission to the 2019 NFL Draft is free and open to the public. Fans can enhance their NFL Draft experience by visiting www.NFL.com/Draft to pre-register for Fan Mobile Pass, which provides updates on the NFL Draft App, event information and major announcements.
-Parking information, locations of ride-share drop-off and pick-up locations, and road closure and traffic pattern information will all be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2019 NFL Draft Local Organizing Committee has raised more than $2 million and continues to seek corporate partnerships to enhance free fan experiences and create outdoor concerts. The 38-member Committee includes honorary co-chairs Bill Haslam, former Governor, State of Tennessee; David Briley, Mayor, Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and Amy Adams Strunk, Owner, Tennessee Titans. Co-chairs are Steve Underwood, CEO and President, Tennessee Titans, and Dan Mohnke, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website and follow us on social media.
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Heather Middleton, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
Elena Bakar, NFL