NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during the NFL winter meetings in Texas, that Las Vegas will host the 2020 draft. The decision comes just a year after the NFL approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas.

CBS Sports reported that Goodell released a statement saying that the NFL Draft has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year and are looking forward to taking it to Las Vegas.

In 2020, the NFL will work alongside the Raiders, the city of Las Vegas and the Convention and Visitors Authority, to create a week filled with festivities and football fun for their fans, the draft class, and league partners. The 2018 NFL Draft was full of elite college players including Baker Mayfield.

Las Vegas 'Sin City' perfect to host the 2020 Draft

"Sin City" now becomes the fifth location to host the draft.

The 2019 draft is scheduled to take place in Nashville, and this year's draft was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Chicago hosted the draft in 2015 and 2016. Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement saying they are excited and proud to host the NFL Draft. "Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and will provide an excellent experience for the NFL and its fans."

The 2020 draft will be held before the Raiders actually play their first game in Las Vegas.

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The Raiders will move to Nevada in 2020 and play their first preseason game in August 2020. While the date of the draft has not been confirmed, it will be either April or May of 2020.

Arrowhead Addict pointed out that It's kind of ironic that the draft will take place in Nevada, partly because the Raiders will take center stage. Right now the Raiders are holding onto two first-round picks in the 2020 draft.

If Jon Gruden keeps making trades, the team could earn another first-round pick. In 2017, the NFL announced a pick for the Raiders from Nellis Air Force base in Nevada. When Jon Gruden was hired as coach, he said he would not take the team's money if he couldn't bring success to the team.

Las Vegas beat out multiple cities to host the 2020 Draft

Las Vegas edged out multiple cities for the opportunity to host the draft.

In February, the NFL announced their five finalists, Cleveland, Kansas City, Tennessee, Denver, and Las Vegas, to host in 2019 and 2020. The league previously announced that the 2019 draft would take place in Nashville.

While the future home of the Raiders won the opportunity to host the 2020 draft, Kansas City continues to wait. Kansas City fans are getting frustrated. Part of the problem for the city not getting the opportunity is that the city has no leverage to get it any time in the future.

There are no voters to woo for further tax incentives at the time. The Chiefs are not threatening to relocate any time soon. The Chiefs are a well-oiled machine with die-hard fans that have put together a proposal for a future bid.

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