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“Absolutely,” Davis said at getting a second chance, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s Vincent Bonsignore. “At some point in time Las Vegas is going to be able to take advantage of being Las Vegas and what we have to offer here. So we’d be beyond excited for that opportunity.”
The nfl was forced to scrap its original plans for the draft in Sin City, announcing the showcase will still run April 23-25, albeit in a more limited form. All of the public events in Vegas tied to the draft were canceled.
Scheduling Las Vegas for 2020 lined up with the Raiders’ relocation to Nevada ahead of the upcoming season, but the coronavirus outbreak made that plan untenable. Casinos shut their doors indefinitely, leaving The Strip almost unrecognizable:
The city was going to put its stamp on the draft, with plans to have the players arrive to the red carpet by boat on the Bellagio’s fountains:
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The red carpet stage will be on the water at the Bellagio fountains, and players will be brought there by boat.
The main draft stage will be constructed next to Caesars Forum.
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Perhaps that idea will only have to be shelved temporarily.