Las Vegas' 2020 NFL Draft Plans Include Stage on Water at Bellagio Fountains

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 17:  A new Fountains of Bellagio show is choreographed to Cher's song
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The NFL draft in Las Vegas will be anything but ordinary. 

Clark County, Nevada, unveiled its plans Tuesday for the April 23-25 event. Among the highlights is a stage that will sit on the Fountains at Bellagio, with players arriving at the stage via boat.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Vegas doing it big for the 2020 NFL draft 🤯 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. (via @ClarkCountyNV) https://t.co/WVkwFDMM80

Brian McCarthy of the NFL later specified that this is the stage for the red carpet event ahead of the draft, and that the main stage will be located next to Caesars Forum.

The county also revealed the general layout for the draft. A small viewing area for fans will be located in front of the fountains, with the larger space a few blocks away.

Clark County Nevada @ClarkCountyNV

Here is an overview of the layout for the @NFLDraft in Las #Vegas. A Red Carpet stage will be set up on the lake in front of the @Bellagio right on the #LasVegas Strip. There will also be an area with an @NFL Draft theater, experience and viewing. #NFLDraft #NFLDraft2020 https://t.co/ONZrXAoS30

Clark County Nevada @ClarkCountyNV

This in an overview of the area where the @NFL Draft Experience, Theater and viewing will be located. It's a short distance to a number of Las #Vegas Strip hotels and new @CAESARSFORUM Convention Space. #NFLDraft #NFLDraft2020 @NFLDraft https://t.co/zyWlMl1lyQ

The NFL announced in December 2018 the draft would head to Sin City. The timing coincides with the Oakland Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas, which begins with the 2020 season.

The Raiders @Raiders

Red carpet on the fountains of the Bellagio? ✓ Main stage next to Caesars Forum & Link High Roller 🎡 ✓ The 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas is going to be something special. https://t.co/XbN3K7K022

The location for the 2021 draft is already confirmed, with Cleveland set to host. After Vegas' big show, boat arrivals on Lake Erie need to be on the table.