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NFL Draft 2020 will take over Las Vegas Strip for 3 days in April

Officials approve plans for NFL draft, Strip closures
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Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 12:21:13-05

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On Tuesday morning, Clark County Commissioners approved the NFL Draft on the Las Vegas Strip.

Red Carpet: On the Fountains of the Bellagio
Main Stage: Next to Caesars Forum & Linq High Roller 🎡

Don’t miss out! April 23-25 #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/RXTgllvq1m

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2020

The 85th NFL Draft will host various free events at iconic Las Vegas locations April 23-25. There will be free immersive activities and entertainment in addition to the draft.

Set against the iconic backdrop of the Strip, the NFL Draft Main Stage will be constructed next to the Caesars Forum. Free and open to the public, fans are invited to gather at the Draft Main Stage viewing zone to watch the first round selections on Night 1 (Thursday), Rounds 2-3 on Night 2 (Friday), and Rounds 4-7 on Day 3 (Saturday). The Main Stage will also host daily performances by headlining acts throughout the Draft.

All three days of the NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC – including two nights of primetime coverage on Thursday and Friday.

Located adjacent to the NFL Draft Main Stage, the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero will be a free, three-day football festival highlighted by interactive games, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, autograph sessions with NFL players and Legends, brand activations, giveaways and the NFL Shop presented by Visa. At the center of the action will be the NFL Draft Experience Stage, which will feature special performances by Las Vegas talent as well as interactive NFL-themed experiences.

The NFL Draft Experience will be free and open to fans at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 23: Noon – 9 PM PT or the end of round one
  • Friday, April 24: Noon – 9 PM PT or the end of round three
  • Saturday, April 25: 9 AM. – 6 PM PT or the end of round seven

The 2020 NFL Draft will open on Thursday, April 23 with the official NFL Draft Red Carpet, which will be constructed on the famed Fountains of Bellagio. Starting at 2:30 PM PT, attending prospects will make their debut on the carpet. New this year, the red carpet will feature the Draft Red Carpet Stage, an exciting new addition to the opening event.

NFL Draft Main Stage, NFL Draft Experience Stage and Red Carpet Stage performers and schedules will be announced at a later date.

The main stage will be located near Caesars Forum and the High Roller observation wheel and the players will ride in a boat across the lake in front of the Bellagio to the red carpet.

There will be multiple road closures, including Flamingo Road, in effect during the NFL Draft festivities.

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