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The NFL Draft is promising to be the largest sporting event ever held in Tennessee, with more than 100,000 people expected each day over its 3-day run April 25-27. Now some sense of the scale is becoming evident in downtown Nashville.

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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The city of Nashville is anticipating over 100,000 people for the 2019 NFL Draft next week, making it one of the biggest multi-day sport events in Nashville’s history.

The Draft, which is being hosted by the Tennessee Titans and Nashville for the first time, is expected to draw visitors from around the country. City and team officials say they're working hard to ensure their safety, while keeping a fun environment for the festivities.

Caroline Miller / for WPLN

It's nearly impossible to spend a night on Nashville's Lower Broadway — that hub of honky tonks — and not see several groups of women celebrating an impending marriage.

These bachelorette parties have become so prevalent that they're almost an inside joke for locals. But they have also become an integral part of Nashville's tourism boom.