A Look At How The NFL Draft Will Take Over Parts Of Las Vegas | Photos

Las Vegas NFL Draft Locations As the calendar moves into the 2020’s, the city of Las Vegas is in the midst of a full-blown sports renaissance. Long-gone are the days of Vegas simply being a boxing and college basketball town. Nowadays, this fast-growing metro area of 2.2 million residents, along with approximately 40 million annual visitors, stands as the world headquarters of the UFC, the summer home of a bevy of NBA and USA basketball activities, Triple A baseball, as well as a thriving NHL franchise.

Then, come this summer, Las Vegas’ standing as an undisputed sports mecca will be culminated when the Raiders and NFL football relocate to the desert. The former Oakland organization will play home games at Allegiant Stadium (located immediately across I-15 from the Mandalay Bay resort), while conducting practice on a plot of land in the nearby suburb of Henderson, Nevada.

In anticipation of Vegas becoming an NFL town, the league will hold the 85th NFL Draft in the city from April 23 through April 25.

The NFL Draft Main Stage will be located next to the brand new Caesars Forum conference center, with the NFL Draft Experience fan event taking place on the adjacent property.

This first photo showcases the envisioned layout of the combined event, with the second look displaying the Las Vegas location of the above setting, which will sit underneath the High Roller observation wheel, just behind The LINQ, Flamingo and Harrah’s resort properties, a little east of the strip.

Las Vegas NFL Draft Locations

Las Vegas NFL Draft Locations

Photos Credit: Caesars.com

The NFL Draft Red Carpet and Red Carpet Stage (the site of player introductions and live performances) is slated to be built on the body of water that plays host to the legendry Bellagio fountains. Players and performers will be transported to and from the makeshift island via boats.  

Below is a look at the Bellagio staging plans, which will also include closing off portions of Las Vegas Blvd., during the course of the draft.

Las Vegas NFL Draft Locations

Las Vegas NFL Draft Locations

Photos Credit: Clark County