DENVER (CBS4) – The NFL has made a decision on who the host city will be for the 2019 NFL Draft, and it won’t be Denver.

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Denver was one of several cities in the running to host the draft, and it lost out to Nashville.

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Broncos President Joe Ellis congratulated Nashville in a prepared statement, but also said he’s disappointed because the Broncos worked hard on their proposal. His complete statement lies below:

It’s disappointing for us, but I do want to congratulate the city of Nashville. Even though we came up short, we’re proud of our bid and the hard work that went into our proposal. It showcased the attractiveness of our city along with the beauty of Red Rocks and the great football fans of this region.

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We believe there’s no better place for the NFL Draft than Denver. Alongside VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission, we’ll take a close look at the feedback we’ve received and do everything we can to make it happen soon.

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Denver remains a finalist to host the 2020 draft along with Las Vegas, Cleveland/Canton, Kansas City and Nashville.

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The 2019 NFL Draft will take place from April 25-27, 2019.