Las Vegas to host the NFL Draft in 2020

NFL has announced that Las Vegas will host the 2020 Draft. (Image Courtesy R&R Partners)

The National Football League (NFL) announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, that Las Vegas will officially be hosting the 2020 NFL Draft.

The valley will showcase the newest players mere months before joining the league with the Raiders relocating to Vegas for the 2020 season.

Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors Lawrence Weekly said in a statement:

The addition of the NFL Draft to the destination’s roster is a clear testament to Las Vegas becoming not just the entertainment capital of the world, but also the sports capital of the world. We thank the NFL for this vote of confidence, and we promise a celebration that only Las Vegas can deliver.

Steve Hill, president and CEO of LVCVA, said, “The eyes of football fans from around the world will be on Las Vegas in 2020, and our resort partners on the Las Vegas Strip will ensure the draft is as entertaining as our destination.”

Hill continued to add that the timing of the draft works out perfectly for the city.

“Our conference season really starts at the beginning of the year, with CES every year, and that season ends around the time that the draft will come," he said. "So, it’s perfect timing for the destination.”

Hill says this will help solidify the idea that professional sports have a place in Las Vegas, and they'll become more of a driving force to bring people to the valley.

“Sports in Las Vegas is the big, additional attraction that we have," Hill said. “The community has made huge progress in professional sports here.”

Caesars Entertainment released this official statement:

We’re thrilled the NFL is bringing the draft to Las Vegas. It’s further validation that we’re among the top ranked cities for sports and business, as well as tourism. We’re confident draft attendees will enjoy unique, fun experiences here that aren’t available in other cities.

To stay up to date on the plans for the 2020 NFL Draft, go to the Las Vegas website.

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