January 22, 2020 By: Matt Gutierrez
No one puts on a show like Las Vegas, and the NFL world is about to see why.
The 2020 NFL Draft details were released yesterday morning in Las Vegas, and it’s going to be a draft unlike anything we’ve seen before.
The actual main stage site will be constructed in the parking lot east of the High Roller directly next to the new Caesars Forum. You can see my article here from 2/18 where I detail, and even predicted the location. Fans in attendance will be just a few minutes walk from restaurants, shops, bars, the Las Vegas Strip, as well as the NFL draft experience.
All of the draft prospects will have the opportunity to hop on a boat (yes, I said a boat) and taken to a floating “red carpet” stage which will be constructed in the middle of the Bellagio fountain’s lagoon. There they will conduct interviews and take photos. The picks themselves will be made back at the High Roller site on the main stage.
I expect some players will make there way back to the red carpet at some point in the day. I’m betting on a tearaway suit with a pair of trunks from the player’s alma mater underneath, followed by a little swim. In fact, I will be extremely disappointed if we don’t see at least one splash down!
Like with any big event, expect delays if you have to travel anywhere near that area starting in early April. Several temporary structures are going to be built, including a giant archway at Flamingo and LV BLVD. The Strip itself will be closed to traffic during the draft, but reopened over night.