LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a budget Tuesday morning of $2.4 million for costs associated with hosting of the 2020 NFL Draft which will take place in Las Vegas from April 25 – 25.
“There’s a lot of work to do between now and the time the draft takes place,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of LVCVA.
Expenses would include: Special event and building permits, law enforcement needed for road closures and traffic management, emergency medical personnel, volunteer-related costs, transportation for prospects and their families.
“We want to make sure residents in our community can easily get to the Draft and participate in this so we have worked with RTC and others to put together park and rides so it will reduce traffic around the draft and make it a better experience for southern Nevadans,” Hill said.
Caesars and MGM will pay for the costs on events that happen on their property.
The Draft picks will be announced on a floating stage in the Bellagio fountains. Draft picks will be brought to the stage by a boat. There will also be a free fan experience set up behind the LINQ.
As much as $500,000 will be spent on a marquee element during the draft to showcase Las Vegas and pay tribute to the draft. Cities hosting the NFL Draft are required to do that.