National Football League Brings Its Future Talents To Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The National Football League (NFL) today announced Las Vegas as the official host city of the 2020 NFL Draft. The destination will showcase the newest NFL players just months ahead of joining the league as its newest hometown with the relocation of the Raiders for the 2020 season.
“We’re thrilled to be selected for this special event and cannot wait to show the NFL and the world a true Las Vegas experience for the draft,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “The eyes of football fans from around the world will be on Las Vegas in 2020, and our resort partners on the Las Vegas Strip will ensure the draft is as entertaining as our destination.”
The excitement about NFL football coming to Las Vegas has revved up the community, and the icons of the city all came out to welcome the NFL Draft with a video message to the league. To view the full video, please click here.
“The addition of the NFL Draft to the destination’s roster is a clear testament to Las Vegas becoming not just the entertainment capital of the world, but also the sports capital of the world,” said Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, chairman of the LVCVA board of directors. “We thank the NFL for this vote of confidence, and we promise a celebration that only Las Vegas can deliver.”
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About the LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.
SOURCE The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)