Things You Should Know About The NFL Draft This Weekend

This weekend the NFL will take over downtown Nashville. Some are saying that over 300,000 people will be in Nashville to take part in the 2019 NFL Draft activities. With that many people coming to town, a lot of things will be happening, from roads being closed to fun stuff you can do during the weekend.

Let's start off with road closures! Here's what you need to know about these according to VisitMusicCity.com:

PHASE 1: APRIL 5 @ 12:01am – MAY 8 @ 11:59pm

  • 1st Avenue: (Full Closure) Demonbreun to Church
  • (Local Access Only Until April 22nd)
  • Broadway: (Full Closure) 1st to 2nd

PHASE 2: APRIL 15 @12:01am – MAY 5 @ 11:59PM

  • Titans Way: (Full Closure) Russell Street to Victory Ave
  • Victory Lane: (Full Closure) Titans Way to South 2nd Street
  • 1st Street: (Full Closure) Victory Ave to South 2nd Street

PHASE 3: APRIL 17 @12:01am – MAY 1 @ 11:59pm

  • Broadway: (Westbound delivery lane and northmost westbound lane) between 5th and 200’ east of 5th
  • *All lanes except delivery lane open for marathon
  • *Network set builds

PHASE 4: APRIL 19 @ 9:00pm – APRIL 22 @ 5:00am

  • Broadway: (Full Closure) 5th to 6th
  • *Portal build

PHASE 5: APRIL 22 @ 12:01am – APRIL 29 @ 11:59pm

  • Broadway: (Lane Closures) 2nd to 5th
  • Westbound delivery lane, northmost westbound lane, eastbound delivery lane, southmost eastbound lane
  • *Rolls into full closure on the 24th
  • *Broadway Audio/Video build

PHASE 6: APRIL 22 @ 12:01am – APRIL 29 @ 5:00am

  • 1st Avenue: (Full Closure) Demonbreun to Korean Veterans Boulevard

PHASE 7: APRIL 24 @ 12:01am – APRIL 27 @ 11:59pm

  • Demonbreun: (Full Closure) 4th to 1st
  • 3rd Avenue: (Full Closure) Demonbreun to Commerce
  • Bank Street: (Southmost Eastbound Lane Closure) 1st to 2nd

PHASE 8: APRIL 24 @ 12:01am – APRIL 28 @ 11:59pm

  • 2nd Street: (Full Closure) Russell Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard

PHASE 9: APRIL 24 @ 12:01am – APRIL 29 @ 5:00am

  • 2nd Avenue: (Full Closure) Demonbreun to Commerce
  • Broadway: (Full Closure) 2nd to 5th
  • Commerce: (Eastbound Lanes Closure) 2nd to 4th
  • *Local access only on 2nd & 3rd Avenue up to the 25th at 12:01am
  • *Local access for 2nd & 3rd Avenue resumes on 28th at 5:00am

PHASE 10: APRIL 24 @ 8:00pm – APRIL 27 @ 11:59pm

  • 4th Avenue Closure Times:
  • 4/24 8am – 4/25 5pm
  • 4/25 10am – 4/26 5pm
  • 4/26 10am – 4/27 11:59pm *Closed morning of the 27th for marathon

PHASE 11: APRIL 25 @ 12:01am – APRIL 27 @ 11:59pm

  • Korean Veterans Boulevard: (Westbound Right Turning Lane Closure) at 1st Avenue

PHASE 12: APRIL 28 @ 12:01am – APRIL 29 @ 11:59pm

  • Broadway: (Full Closure) 5th to 6th
  • *Portal strike

Now, if you are wanting to take part and enjoy the NFL Draft weekend, there are a TON of things you can do that are FREE! There will be player appearances, interactive exhibits, live music and much more at the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Greek Yogurt!

To see a full list of everything that is going on, you'll need to download the FREE Fan Mobile Pass App!

There are rules about what you can and can not bring with you to the festivities, you can see all of those rules HERE!

 

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