The 85th NFL Draft will take place April 23-25, 2020, in Las Vegas. The decision is the result of a comprehensive evaluation process over the past several months of plans submitted by various cities to host the 2020 NFL Draft.
"The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas," said Commissioner Goodell. "We look forward to working with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration of football for our fans, the incoming prospects and partners."
The NFL Draft Experience — a massive free football festival — lets fans of all teams test their football skills, enjoy interactive exhibits and autograph sessions and take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
"The Raiders are very excited for Las Vegas and are proud to help host the 2020 NFL Draft," said Raiders owner Mark Davis. "Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and will provide a tremendous experience for the NFL and its fans."
"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. "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 NFL Draft has grown into one of the biggest and most-anticipated sporting events of the year. The 2018 Draft marked the first time that the entirety of the event was aired on broadcast television, attracting more than 45 million total viewers over the three days of coverage, making it the highest-rated and most-watched Draft ever.