Las Vegas NFL Draft Weekend 2022 Guide

The NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas for 2022!

This weekend-long event celebrates football and is one of the greatest parties of the year.

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The NFL Draft is out West for the first time ever, and while Sin City is always packed with visitors, thousands more people than usual will be flocking to the strip wearing foam fingers, jerseys, and beer hats to watch teams bid for players fresh off the college fields.

Top Things to do NFL Draft Weekend

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Caesar’s Entertainment is the official casino sponsor of the NFL and the Official Sponsor of Super Bowl LIV so, most of Caesar’s properties will have excellent draft parties and events.

  • Dates: April 28 – 30th
  • Venue: Presentation of College Football Stars: Bellagio Fountains, NFL Draft Main Stage: Caesars Forum Convention Center (outdoors)

NFL Draft Events and Experiences

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2022 NFL Draft red carpet will take place right on the Fountains at Bellagio.

NFL Draft Red Carpet Presentation of College Football Stars

  • Location: Stage Over the Bellagio Fountains
  • When: April 28th, Draft Day 1
  • Arrival Time: 2:15pm

The young NFL prospects, as well as legends, will walk the red carpet before entering the venue. The paparazzi, reporters, and ESPN hosts will interview and photograph the players as they arrive to start the glamorous walk to their new careers.

Players will make red carpet media rounds on stage before heading to the NFL Draft Main Stage. Expect to see these players chauffeured in style with the hottest luxury vehicles driving them down Flamingo Road.

nfl draft main stage near high roller

The NFL draft stage will take place right behind the High Roller and The LINQ.

NFL Draft Main Stage

  • Location: Caesars Forum Convention Center (Outdoors)
  • Hours: April 28th 5pm-8pm, April 29th 4pm-8pm, April 30th 9am- 4pm

Join fans, players, coaches, and legends at the Main Stage where the players will wait to hear their names for an invitation to join the best sports league in the world.

The Main Stage is always free and open to the public. This year, the stage will be the largest in NFL draft event history with several large LED screens that will allow everyone in attendance to see the excitement on stage.

Thousands of people will be able to listen to concerts while seeing the start of NFL players’ careers. Other fun activities including a 40-yard dash activation and a Super Bowl trophy display area for fans to check out will be part of the NFL Draft Experience.

NFL Draft Experience

Hours: April 28th noon- 9:30pm, April 29th noon-10pm, April 30th 8am- 6pm.

This massive, free NFL Draft party gives fans of all ages a chance to participate in football games, test their skills, enjoy autograph sessions with players and see fun exhibits.

Partygoers can also take their pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

Visitors will need to register at NFL OnePass to visit the NFL Draft Experience.

Tickets to the NFL Draft in Las Vegas

Tickets to the NFL Draft are only available through the NFL website.

Guests get the best seats in the house, get to meet the NFL hopefuls, as well as team legends, and VIP access.

Vegas NFL Draft Parties

The NFL Draft will be a popular time to be in Las Vegas with many free events that will happen on and off strip.

There is sure to be live entertainment, music, and performers all over the strip and iconic places in Las Vegas with the main festivities hosted by The Raiders.

Gronk Beach Party at Encore Beach Club

The top NFL Draft party in Las Vegas outside of the official Draft weekend events is The Gronk Beach Party at Encore Beach Club, Wynn Las Vegas.

NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski will host a fabulous, high-end, beach party on Friday, April 29th, with musical artist The Chainsmokers, Kim Lee, Deux Twins, and DJ Five keeping the party going.

VIP Tables start at $2,500 and there will be a special section called Camille’s Corner where Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Camille Kostek will be hanging out with a custom glam bar with the Adore Me brand. There are sure to be plenty of other superstars and celebrities partying at The Gronk Beach Party.

The Strat Ultimate Draft Party

Stay two nights at the Strat and experience the Strat Ultimate Draft Party with admission for two to the SkyPod, an upgraded room, and complimentary valet parking. You also get discounted beer and wings at PT’s Wings & Sports.

Sapphire Pool Ultimate Dayclub Draft Party

The Pro NFL Draft Weekend will be in full swing at Sapphire Pool with live DJ sets from Roger & Rocko and social media super star Claudia Fijal will host on Friday for the big weekend kickoff. Tahlia Paris takes over as host on Saturday with DJ Quira and DJ Flow turning up the heat.

The weekend ends with host Amiz Truly and DJ Mike Fusion on Sunday.

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Stadium Swim pool at Circa Las Vegas

Best NFL Draft Viewing Venues

 Caesars Sportsbook, Caesars Palace

Starting at around $112 guests who want to six, relax, and watch the NFL draft from the comfort of one of the top sportsbooks on the strip can do so at Caesars Sportsbook. VIP packages are over $400 and include all you can drink, VIP seating, and an expedited line for betting on the draft!

Caesars Sportsbook at The LINQ

Watching the NFL draft at The LINQ Caesars Sportsbook is the way to watch the draft in style and comfort. Guests can purchase rail, table or lounge seating with minimum food and beverage fees, or upgrade to a Mega Fan Cave!

Stadium Swim, Circa

If you’re looking to experience the ultimate Las Vegas pool party while watching the biggest football event of April, head to Stadium Swim at Circa. Six swimming pools, over 60 daybeds and cabanas, 300+ chaise lounges, and a 143ft screen with perfect views from every vantage point. Guests can expect higher than usual minimum spends for cabanas, day beds, and poolside boxes. 

Circa Sportsbook, Circa

The Circa Sportsbook is one of the largest sportsbooks in the world with some of the best technology, high limit tables and high roller VIP, amazing hospitality and more.

If you are looking to watch the NFL Draft in ultimate luxury Circa Sportsbook is the place to be with three stories of glory and a screen that spans all three.

Room rates During NFL Draft

Special events in Las Vegas always cause room rates to rise but the NFL Draft weekend in Las Vegas is causing rates at some hotels to more than triple.

Many of the hotels where visitors can frequently find rooms for less than $100 currently have rates of $300 or more for the NFL Draft Weekend in Vegas. For nicer hotels on the strip, you can expect rates of $500 or more per night.

Most hotels on strip are expected to sell out as the 2019 Draft in Nashville drew more than 600,000 visitors to the city and sold out nearly all the hotels and lodgings in the area.

What To Know Before You Go

There are many security measures in place for the 2022 NFL Draft

  • Heightened security screenings including careful inspection of all possessions carried by fans.
  • No backpacks or luggage allowed
  • Personal bags must be clear and no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Exceptions for medical devices after inspection
  • Multiple road closures will be in effect from April 12- May 6 in preparation for and tearing down the event

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