Podcast 255. Las Vegas will host the National Football League (NFL) 2020 College Draft in April. This will be the first time the NFL will be officially working with Las Vegas as a hometown team. How they behave and interact with the uniqueness of the Las Vegas market will lay the groundwork for the future of the team, the league, and the city. As we are committed to them for the next 30 years as the hometown team for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Thursday, April 23
Opening Ceremonies. Red Carpet at the Bellagio Fountains. First-round draft
Friday, April 24
Draft Continues at Caesars Forum Convention Center. Activities free and open to the public with Vegas entertainment in the courtyard
Saturday, April 25
Draft concludes. Activities and free shows in the Caesars Convention Center Courtyard
Crowds and More
Las Vegas is expecting 500,000 people to be here for the NFL Draft as well as the usual party goers here for Spring break, pool parties, and springtime celebrations. To accommodate all the people as well as the planned festivities, Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) will be closed all three days to vehicles from the Flamingo Resort to the Bellagio driveway.
For workers at the resorts affected, as well as the guests, free shuttles from area parking lots will be provided. As well as other measures to help alleviate some of the pressure and congestion created by the closures.