The Super Bowl is coming to Las Vegas! That’s the news out of Sin City this week as the country awaits an official announcement. With the opening of Allegiant Stadium last year as the home base for the Las Vegas Raiders, Las Vegas is well-poised to play host to the Super Bowl in the coming years. CELEB takes a look at the report that has the pro football – and hospitality – words all abuzz today.
Super Bowl 2024
The Super Bowl – pro football’s most coveted event – is headed to Las Vegas according to one report. First announced by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sin City will play host to the big day in 2024.
LVRJ reports, “Las Vegas has been chosen as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 pending final approval from owners, the Review-Journal has learned, according to sources familiar with the process. An official announcement is expected on Wednesday when the league’s owners meet in Dallas.
The NFL and the Raiders declined to comment on Monday.
The original hosting duties for Super Bowl LVIII were awarded to New Orleans. But when the NFL recently added a 17th game to its schedule, the end of the regular season was pushed ahead by a week. As a result, the 2024 season-ending championship game was moved from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, and created a conflict with New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras celebration.”
Everyone knows you don’t mess with Mardi Gras. New Orleans repeatedly turned down the 2024 date in favor of 2025, when the Super Bowl is scheduled for February 9 and won’t interfere with NOLA’s biggest celebration of the year.
Las Vegas has a group of hospitality titans like no other operating out of the city, so they put together a convincing multi-level plan as to why Vegas was the perfect place to host the 2024 game. And it worked! Super Bowl LVIII joins other major pro football events in Vegas such as the Pro Bowl which will kick off February 6 and the NFL Drafts which stretch from April 28 to April 30, 2022.
If the official announcement comes as expected – which it should, the Las Vegas Review-Journal knows their stuff – it’s a huge deal for Las Vegas. The city nestled in the desert is known for its lavish parties, world-class nightlife, and hosting multiple huge music festivals throughout the year. But the opening of Allegiant Stadium in 2020 allowed for a new era in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Raiders moved into their home turf last year, but weren’t able to play in front of fans in their new stadium until this year due to the pandemic. CNN reports, “Costing $1.97 billion and taking 31 months to complete, the Allegiant Stadium has a capacity of 65,000. As well as hosting Raiders games, it also is the home for the UNLV Rebel football team and held the Pac-12 championship game earlier this month.”
Allegiant has already welcomed the Raiders and their opponents along with a variety of big-name performers like Garth Brooks and Illenium. On top of being a top-tier performance venue and coveted place to play for both the Raiders and the local football scene, Allegiant has teamed up with hospitality titans Wynn for a Field Club experience like no other.
The combination of one of Vegas’s greatest hospitality names with Allegiant means that the stadium has something unique, something other stadiums can only dream of. The Field Club will cater to select guests and allow a nightlife experience right along the north end zone.
Super Bowl 2022
But before we can get to Super Bowl 2024, we can look forward to Super Bowl 2022. This year’s game will be held at SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. SoFi is in Inglewood, California, and they’re already in high gear preparing for the big day in February. In 2023, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, plays host.
One thing that people are maybe the most excited about for this year’s game is the halftime show. It’s a ’90’s throwback extravaganza, with some huge names from the pre-’00’s hiphop world taking the stage. The event is being organized by Jay-Z’s JRoc Nation, and performers include:
- Dr. Dre
- Snoop Dogg
- Mary J. Blige
- Kendrick Lamar.
The performers have a whopping 43 Grammy awards between them and 22 #1 Billboard Top 200 Albums. It promises to be an epic halftime show like none before it and will set the standard for all that comes after. We can’t wait until 2022; but as soon as that game finishes, the countdown starts for Las Vegas and 2024!