Las Vegas is already set to host one of the NFL’s biggest events, and pretty soon, it’s going to host the biggest event of all.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the NFL’s 32 owners are planning to approve Vegas as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII. The vote is expected to go down on Wednesday during an owners meeting in Dallas. Once approved, that means the Super Bowl following the 2023 season will be played at Allegiant Stadium.
That game will air in February 2024 on CBS.
Back in 2019, the Raiders actually upped the budget for Allegiant Stadium by more than $40 million to add more luxury suites in hopes of landing a Super Bowl and that gamble has now paid off with the league set to send the big game to Sin City.
When Allegiant Stadium opened in 2020, the team was originally hoping to host Super Bowl LIX in February 2025, but Super Bowl LVIII came open because the original host — New Orleans — had a scheduling conflict with the game. New Orleans was originally supposed to host the game on Feb. 4, 2024, but after a 17th game was added to the NFL schedule, the planned date for the Super Bowl got pushed back to Feb. 11. The problem for New Orleans is that the later date conflicts with Mardi Gras, so the NFL voted in October 2020 to let the city host Super Bowl LIX instead of Super Bowl LVIII, which opened the door for Vegas to swoop in.
Although Vegas has only had an NFL team for less than 18 months, the city has already become a mecca for NFL events. Before hosting the league’s biggest event in February 2024, Vegas will also host the Pro Bowl in less than two months (Feb. 6) along with the 2022 NFL Draft, which will run from April 28-30.
With Super Bowl LVIII now headed for Vegas, that means the…