Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Executive Order 2018-7, establishing the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee. The Order allows the Sporting Event Committee to comprise a local organizing committee for the National Football League (NFL) Draft or other potential events. The committee will also evaluate whether the Legislature should establish a permanent Sports Committee.

“I was excited to hear that Las Vegas is one of five finalists under consideration to host the NFL Draft in 2019 or 2020,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Las Vegas is home to the Golden Knights hockey franchise, a United Soccer League team, the Las Vegas Aces basketball team, a Triple-A baseball team and will soon be the home of the Raiders football franchise. With the new Nevada and the existence of these teams in Las Vegas, additional opportunities to attract major sporting events and associated activities to our state are arising, especially with the addition of the new stadium. As such, I believe it is prudent for the Sporting Event Committee to examine the possibilities and report back to me and the Legislature on what’s possible and how Nevada might secure new and bigger sporting events.”

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