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Nashville currently the favorite to host 2019 NFL Draft

BRISTOL, Conn./NEW YORK (UPI) — Nashville is the leading contender to host the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Fans and media prepare for the start of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sergio Flores/UPI)

Las Vegas, Denver, Kansas City and the combination bid from Cleveland/Canton, Ohio, are also being considered. It would mark the first time for any of those respective cities to host the draft.

A decision is expected to be announced during the league’s spring meeting May 22-23 in Atlanta, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed in an email to The Tennessean.

Should Nashville lose out on the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN cited sources as saying that Music City would be in prime position to host the 2020 event.

The 2019 NFL Draft would celebrate the league’s 100th season, or its centennial in 2020. The league was formed in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, on Aug. 20, 1920.

The 2018 NFL Draft was held last month at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It marked the first time that the event took place inside an NFL stadium.

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Nashville currently the favorite to host 2019 NFL Draft