Las Vegas has always been a popular place to visit during Super Bowl weekend. In 2024, it’s now been reported those tourists may actually be able to watch the game here in person.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday that, pending final approval from team owners, Super Bowl LVIII will be played in Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024.
The league is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in New Orleans, but once the league added a 17th game to the schedule and pushed the playoffs back a week, the Super Bowl moved from Feb. 4. That date conflicts with the annual Mardi Gras celebration. New Orleans will host the Super Bowl in 2025 instead, which will come on a date that would not conflict with the iconic New Orleans event.
This year’s game is in Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, while the 2023 game will be in State Farm Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Super Bowl another NFL event for Las Vegas
Besides the Super Bowl, Allegiant Stadium will also play host to the upcoming Pro Bowl on Feb. 6 and Las Vegas will also host the NFL draft on April 28-30.
These types of tourist-driven events will go a long way in helping pay off the $750 million in bonds pledged by the state of Nevada paid through a hotel room tax.
In September, Gov. Steve Sisolack was bullish on Las Vegas’ chance of hosting the game.
“You will see a Super Bowl here within a couple of years,” Sisolak told the Review-Journal. “There is definitely no doubt in my mind, and the exposure that the state and Las Vegas get will be immeasurable. It will be unbelievable.”
Allegiant Stadium a multi-purpose venue
Allegiant Stadium, in it’s first year of actually hosting spectators at full capacity for events, has already proven to be a very popular destination.
The Pac 12 championship game was held here on Dec. 3 to a big crowd of Utah and Oregon fans while the upcoming Las Vegas Bowl featuring Arizona State and Wisconsin should also bring tourists to town.
Besides college and professional football, Allegiant also drew a capacity crowd for the CONCACAF Nations League finals soccer match between USA and Mexico, WWE Summer Slam and big concerts featuring the Rolling Stones and Guns & Roses.
In 2022, big concerts include Metallica, Billy Joel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.