Las Vegas Strip reportedly will be closed to traffic during the NFL draft

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As the NFL draft moves from city to city, city after city is bending over backwards to accommodate the ultimately reality show about nothing.

Las Vegas will be bent backward more than any other city ever has. As reported by Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the legendary Strip will close to traffic for the three days of the draft, from April 23-25.

The goal will be to accommodate the 400,000 fans who are expected to attend the draft. And the draft stage is expected to be located at the Bellagio, with the fountains there being the “showpiece” of the event.

Beyond the three-day closure of the strip, this plan would result in traffic in front of the fountains to be reduced to two lanes “for a significant period surrounding the draft.”

Details regarding the draft are expected to be announced today, when the Clark County Commission reviews and approves the proposed plans.

25 responses to “Las Vegas Strip reportedly will be closed to traffic during the NFL draft

  1. What Vegas will do for the Raiders and the NFL is off the hook.

    You’d have to be blind not to see it.

  2. Somebody in Vegas ask goodell why he hasn’t commented on the article showing the Raiders get cheated by the refs!

  3. “As the NFL draft moves from city to city, city after city is bending over backwards to accommodate the ultimately reality show about nothing.”

    I wouldn’t call this nothing. My wife and I watch the draft every year. For me it is the thrill of hoping my team gets those players they need. For my wife it is the joy of seeing these kids fulfill dreams that they have been working for, for half their lives. She loves seeing the tears and the cheers when they know they are being offered a dream job. Hundred of thousands of us–if not millions–get a shot of positive energy during the draft every year.

  4. How exactly does closing the strip to traffic constitute bending over backwards, especially more than any other city? What city wouldn’t close a couple of streets to accommodate 400,000 visitors. The benefits of that many visitors far outweighs any short term inconvenience.

  5. Just one more reason to avoid going back to that cesspool of a city.
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    You must be a blast at parties. I wish I was in that cesspool right now.

  6. Personally I find the draft about as exciting as watching paint dry or grass grow. I never watch it.

    All you have to do is look at the draft tracker on the nfl site or elsewhere about every 2 hours and you see all you need to see in a few seconds.

  7. The Strip should be permanently made into a walk way anyhow (like what they did in Fremont Street). Currently the strip is nothing more than a slow-motion car wreck.

  8. and to think, AB could have been the bell of the ball if he’d just kept his head on straight.

  9. This just so that more casinos than just the Belagio can accommodate gamblers betting on who gets drafted, which team drafts them, what pick number, which picks get traded and who knows what else Vegas will bet on during the draft. Take all the money you can get from all the rubes that will go to watch the draft live.

  10. welcometothefold95 says:
    January 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm
    and to think, AB could have been the bell of the ball if he’d just kept his head on straight.
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    What makes you think he won’t be anyway? And that’s belle by the way.

  11. steelcurtainsailor says:
    January 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm
    Security better be insane. I haven’t heard of any collections of people this big shutting down the Strip since the Vegas shooting.

    –As some that lives in Las Vegas. Let me explain one thing. Every year the strip is shutdown for New Years Eve. Las Vegas Metro Police is well trained for this stuff. I have been on the Strip with 400,000 other people. Plenty of room and plenty of police. We all have more fingers and toes combined then amount of arrests that happens when the strip closes with people.

  12. The trams behind the casinos will be fully operational for the non-draft fans to continue to lose their money gambling!

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