NFL Draft 2019: Nashville crowds break event record for attendance

NFL Draft 2019: Nashville crowds break event record for attendance

The NFL Draft has been deemed a success in terms of how smooth everything went and the entertainment, and a large part of that has to do with the Nashville experience.

According to the league, a record-breaking 600,000 people showed up to Music City for the draft this past weekend.

In comparison, 250,000 people attended the 2017 draft in Philadelphia.

“The 2019 NFL Draft was a tremendous continuation of the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season and an opportunity to welcome the next generation of stars,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Dramatic and emotional storylines played out in cities across the country with the energetic host city of Nashville serving as a breathtaking backdrop to hundreds of thousands of passionate fans who lined the streets and enjoyed a unique NFL Draft Experience.

“We congratulate our newest players and their families and thank the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., the city of Nashville, the volunteers, and everyone who made the draft such a memorable, entertaining, and successful experience.”

The league report also added that an average of 6.1 million viewers were tuned in at any given time as the draft unfolded, which is a new record.

In total, 47.5 million digitally tuned in to watch the three-day event, which is up 5 percent from 2018.

Next year’s draft will take place in Las Vegas, which will mark the first season the Raiders will be playing in their new city.