The NFL Draft is heading to Sin City in 2020.
The Raiders aren’t the only ones moving to Las Vegas, the NFL Draft is moving there too for 2020.
This will be the first time Vegas has hosted the draft that has moved around in recent years from Radio City Music Hall to Chicago to Philadelphia to Arlington and Nashville where the 2019 draft will be held.
“The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “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.”
The announcement comes about a year and a half after the Raiders announced they’d be moving from Oakland to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
At this rate, the Raiders just might be owners of the top pick in the first draft in their new home city. Regardless of that, the draft in Vegas should make for a festive atmosphere for the prospects and their families attending and all the media and fans covering or attending the event.
“The Raiders are very excited for Las Vegas and are proud to help host the 2020 NFL Draft,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said, via NFL.com. “Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and will provide a tremendous experience for the NFL and its fans.”
Alabama quarterback and Heisman runner-up, Tua Tagovailoa, could be among the top prospects in that draft should he declare after his junior season.