According to news reports this weekend, the NFL Draft will not be coming to Las Vegas due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the draft is still slated to take place next month from April 23rd to April 25th. There is still much excitement behind the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders playing in Allegiant Stadium, when sports are allowed to resume in America. Raiders owner Mark Davis did not take the option to stay in Oakland. This will be a boon to helping Las Vegas get back on its feet.
As far as an update on the Las Vegas Raiders transition to the Entertainment Capital of the World, we spoke to head coach Jon Gruden, at the Power of Love Gala earlier this month, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. See our photo above.
Coach Gruden told us tentative plans were to get all the players and coaches to Las Vegas this June. He also told us his home is not ready and that he is still in Alameda, California for the time being:
“We have [bought a home], but it’s not ready yet. None of the coaches really and players will be here to June. So, it’s an influx situation and it’s been tough.”
As far as the Raiders coming to Las Vegas, the Super Bowl winning coach and former Monday Night Football commentator said this:
“We’re really excited. I think the Raider tradition speaks for itself, the silver and black, and to unite with Las Vegas is one of the coolest things I think in sports and we just can’t wait.”
You can listen to the entire CYInterview below:
Listen to the entire Jon Gruden CYInterview: