The rumors that Nashville was a contender for the 2019 NFL draft should finally come to fruition Wednesday morning, according to most reports.
On Monday morning, ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted that it was expected that Nashville would be announced as the next draft city at the team owner meetings this week.
A different kind of pick tipping: Nashville is expected to be named host of the 2019 NFL Draft at this week’s owners meetings in Atlanta, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2018
It's no secret that Nashville's exponential growth has put us on the map for major sporting events, and the Preds' unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2017 cemented us a city capable of throwing a huge party.
Celebrities like Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Eddie George, and Kings of Leon have all signed up to participate in the draft in some capacity - all part of a 169-page proposal that the Convention and Visitors Corporation sent to the NFL as a bid to land a Draft in Music City.
If, as expected, we land the draft, it would be a huge tourism boom for the city. Over 250,000 people visited Philadelphia for the 2017 Draft, with an economic impact of nearly $100 Million, according to statistics from their Visitors' Bureau.
The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25-27.