Last year, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Las Vegas would host the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 85th annual draft is set for April 23-25, with the Oakland Raiders scheduled to begin their residency in the city in the 2020 season.
“The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas,” Goodell said. “We look forward to working with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration of football for our fans, the incoming prospects and partners.”
This is part of an effort by the city to grow outs its reputation in sports, taking advantage of the success of the Golden Knights, and recent progress on the Las Vegas Stadium.
“The Raiders are very excited for Las Vegas and are proud to help host the 2020 NFL Draft,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said.