Tuesday, Clark County, Nev. revealed renderings of the league's epic plans Everything goes out for the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas and of course Sin City.
At the heart of the three-day event, which runs from April 23-25, is a red carpet stage built on the lake by the fountains of the famous Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Draftees and their families must be taken to and from the stage for interviews on the red carpet.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce picks from a separate main stage built next to the brand new $ 375 million Caesars Forum. The forum will house a selection square in which the teams will line up.
The event disrupts traffic patterns and will lead to several road closures on and near the famous strip.
As with previous designs, participation in the celebrations is free and open to the public. Access to designated areas and improved experiences are not yet available online.
The design has developed into a massive tent pole event for the league, with the aim of winning the last in an extravagant arms race. The design for 2019 in Nashville attracted a record-breaking 600,000 and 47.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
The league intends to use this year's NFL Draft Experience to create an interactive brand activation located next to the main stage. Via Tweet from Clark CountyFans can also take part in various activities, such as signing autographs with players, testing their 40-yard rush hours, watching the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and other special performances.
Peter O’Reilly, executive vice president of club business and league events at NFL, emphasized his mindfulness when planning to include several major Vegas institutions.
"Considering Las Vegas' unique energy and cult sites as the backdrop to the 2020 NFL draft will continue to fuel this growing event," said O'Reilly. "We look forward to continuing to work with those in charge of Raiders, Las Vegas and the Convention and Visitors Authority of Las Vegas to host an unforgettable week-long football party for our fans, prospective customers and partners, and the next 100 years of the NFL kick off . "
The event coincides with the move of the Raiders organization from Oakland to Las Vegas this year.
"The Raiders are pleased to welcome fans to the Las Vegas NFL Draft 2020 together with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, the resort corridor and the local community," said Raiders President Marc Badain in a press release.
It will be a difficult decision for Cleveland, which will house the design for 2021.