NFL Draft Will Go On, But All Public Events in Las Vegas Canceled

John Healy
March 16, 2020 - 11:36 am
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The NFL Draft will still take place from April 23-25, but it will not be a spectacle in Las Vegas as originally planned.

Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Monday that the league plans to modify its plans for the 2020 draft after consultation with medical experts, public authorities in Nevada and the City of Las Vegas.

Among those modifications includes all public events in Las Vegas will be canceled for the draft.

The player selection process will still go on, and it will still be televised. The league is exploring "innovative" options on how it will do that, but nothing specific has yet to be revealed.

"This decision reflects our foremost priority – the health and safety of all fans and citizens," Goodell said in the press release. "While this outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl."

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