The Raiders are not the only NFL entity headed to Sin City here soon. The league announced on Wednesday that the 2020 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas.
“NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that Las Vegas will host for the 2020 draft — the first time the city has ever hosted the event,” the league announced, via its official website. “The decision comes a year and a half after the league approved the Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas.”
It’s not yet known where the event will be held. Though, one could easily conclude that it will take place at the soon-to-be built Raiders stadium right off the Las Vegas strip.
The NFL Draft has taken on a life of its own in recent decades. What started out as a minor event with little fanfare has turned into a three-day extravaganza broadcasted on multiple networks.
Having Vegas host the annual event will only add to this.