Las Vegas bests Cleveland in push to host NFL Draft

Las Vegas bests Cleveland in push to host NFL Draft
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH and Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH wrote a letter to the National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to bring the NFL Draft to Cleveland/Canton area. (Source WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Despite a hard push from Ohio lawmakers, on Wednesday the NFL announced that Las Vegas will host the 2020 draft.

The decision comes 18 months after the league approved the Raiders’ move to the desert.

"The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

“We look forward to working with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration of football for our fans, the incoming prospects and partners."

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