We are just about three months away from the start of the 2020 NFL Draft, which will be held in Las Vegas for the first time. As you’d expect for any event held in Vegas, it looks like things are going to get a little crazy, as the first proposals for the event have been submitted today.
This is the Red Carpet stage that will go over the lake at the @Bellagio. People will be able to watch from the Las #Vegas Strip. Draft picks by the @NFL teams will be introduced here. #NFLDraft #NFLDraft2020 @NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/ryDGMiijLx— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) January 21, 2020
According to the proposal, the stage that Roger Goodell and company will introduce this year’s draft picks from will be set up right in front of the famous fountains at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, with the picks being ferried to the stage by boat.
(Yes, there have already been numerous Minnesota Vikings boat jokes made on social media after this revelation.)
The National Football League has definitely gotten creative with the NFL Draft since deciding that it would no longer have its permanent home at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The city of Minneapolis has expressed interest in hosting the draft, it sounds like it might be a while before it happens. Cleveland has been announced to be the location for the 2021 Draft and Kansas City will host in 2023. The league has not yet determined a location for the 2022 selection meeting, but Minneapolis sounds like a long shot to host that year’s extravaganza.
Still, though, it’s never too early to get the draft hype going, and Las Vegas has certainly given us something to talk about today.