Nashville wins bid to host 2021 SEC Football Media Days

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Southeastern Conference announced on Monday that the 2021 Football Media Days will be hosted by Nashville at the Grand Hyatt at the highly anticipated Nashville Yards. 

The four-day event is expected to bring more than 1,000 media outlets to the city of Nashville. ESPN and SEC Network will both be broadcasting live throughout the week. 

“We look forward to bringing SEC Football Media Days to Music City in 2021,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Nashville has been a tremendous home to our basketball tournaments and the SEC enjoys a great relationship with the Nashville Sports Council, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and the city leaders who I am confident will help make this event a success. Nashville has become one of America’s most vibrant cities and continues to be an ideal location to host some of the SEC’s marquee events such as Football Media Days.” 

The annual event includes coaches and player press conferences, a “radio row,” and many other media interviews and activities. 

“We are appreciative of the SEC in giving Nashville an opportunity to host the 2021 SEC Football Media Days for our first time ever,” said Scott Ramsey, President, and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council. “We are excited about showcasing Music City and the new Grand Hyatt at the Nashville Yards to attending media, SEC fans, and the national broadcast audience.” 

The 2021 event will be only the third time since 1985 that SEC Football Media Days has been held outside the Greater Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area.

The Grand Hyatt at Nashville Yards is expected to open in 2020.

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