LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- From the start of 2020 until the clock strikes midnight on 2021, you can expect the Las Vegas Valley to be transformed by what's to come. (Can you say "Las Vegas Raiders?")

National attention will turn to Las Vegas in the early part of the year, as the city welcomes events such as a Democratic debate and the NFL Draft. 

From Allegiant Stadium, the Golden Knights' Lifeguard Arena in Henderson and the Raiders team headquarters and practice facility, plenty of high-profile construction projects in the sports world will be completed in 2020. 

The convention landscape will be transformed by the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion, the completion of the Boring Company's "Underground People Mover" under the convention center, and the opening of the 550,000-square-foot Caesars Forum conference center.  

More jobs will be coming to the valley with the Google Data Center set to open in Henderson. Virgin Trains is also expected to break ground on the high-speed train to Victorville.  

The Circa Resort and Casino will add new buzz to downtown Las Vegas, while Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will add new flare to the rebranded Hard Rock.

Here are some notable dates for 2020 in Las Vegas: 

Feb 19: Democratic debates in Las Vegas

Feb 20: Feb 23: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 

March 18: "Las Vegas Raiders" become official 

April 23-25: 85th NFL Draft 

July 31: Allegiant Stadium completion 

August 29: UNLV vs Cal at Allegiant Stadium 

Here are the expected completion timeframes for several projects: 

Caesars Forum conference center: March 2020

Las Vegas Convention Center expansion: December 2020

Circa Resort and Casino: end of 2020

Virgin Hotels: end of 2020 

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After living in the Vegas valley for over 3 decades and worked in various fields I can truly say Vegas is way over rated.. Vegas is a dangerous place to drive in. The employers are ruthless and do not care about you. People are rude, self centered and phony. I now reside in in Arizona as of last March and do not regret it. Another thing , the Raiders suck , remember when they where the LA Raiders . They are loyal to no one but themselves. To h*ll with the NFL!


Unfortunately, more Californians are coming as well.

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