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NFL Staying With In-Person Activities for 2021 Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft will be held as an in-person event in Cleveland with the rookie draft class near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual from Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s house. The league announced some its plans for this year’s three-day event after […]

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NFL Pro Bowl to Be Staged as Video Game

The 2021 NFL Pro Bowl is headed virtual. The NFL and Electronic Arts have announced that instead of an in-person competition scheduled for Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, the annual all-star showcase will be a competition staged on the Madden NFL 21 video game. EA Sports and the league intend to create a week-long series of […]

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Peter O’Reilly: How the NFL Pulled Off a Virtual Draft

Coming off a 2019 NFL Draft that attracted an estimated 600,000 people over three days in Nashville, the professional football league felt confident the 2020 Draft in Las Vegas would be its largest one yet. And then the coronavirus pandemic sent everything in the other direction. No crowds on the Las Vegas Strip. No prospects […]

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The Bellagio and Caesars were scheduled to be used as locations for the 2020 NFL Draft. Photo: John Locher/AP Images

NFL Maps Out Draft Plans in Las Vegas

When the NFL Draft comes to Las Vegas in April, activities will be spread across the Las Vegas Strip, with the main stage and a fan festival at Caesars Forum and a red carpet for prospects along the fountains of the Bellagio. The 85th NFL Draft will be staged April 23–25 in Las Vegas, which […]

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