NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the 85th NFL Draft will take place on April 23-25, 2020 in Las Vegas.

Wednesday's announcement was made in Dallas at the NFL’s December meeting following a review of the proposal by the Super Bowl & Major Events Committee and full ownership.

“The NFL Draft is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and we are excited to take it to Las Vegas,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We look forward to working with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration of football for our fans, the incoming prospects and partners.”

The NFL began to bring the draft to different cities in 2015, when it was in Chicago. It was held there in 2016, too, then went to Philadelphia in 2017. Last April, the Cowboys hosted it in their stadium in Arlington, Texas, and next year it will be in Nashville.

Other finalists for the 2019/20 drafts were Cleveland/Canton, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas, which now gets the draft in 2020.

“The Raiders are very excited for Las Vegas and are proud to help host the 2020 NFL Draft,” said Raiders owner MARK DAVIS. “Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and will provide a tremendous experience for the NFL and its fans.”

(Oakland Raiders, NFL, Associated Press contributed to this report.)