Las Vegas will host Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024
Hey Vegas fans. It’s time to celebrate. NFL owners overwhelmingly (32-0) approved Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium as the location of Super Bowl LVIII. The slated date anticipated for this game is Sunday, February 11, 2024.
This commemorates the first time Las Vegas and the State of Nevada will be inviting the Super Bowl to their City of Lights.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas Raiders were invited by the National Football League to bid to host Super bowl LVIII.
“Being named a Super Bowl host city is a defining moment in the history of Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, CEO and president of the LVCVA in a statement. “An event of this magnitude combined with the energy of Las Vegas is going to be unmatched. Our entire city is committed to making Super Bowl LVIII the most electrifying sports spectacle ever. The NFL has been an incredible partner, and we look forward to working with their team, the Host Committee and our partners across our destination to showcase Las Vegas as ‘The Greatest Arena on Earth’.”
Members of the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee is formed by members in business, tourism, gaming, sports, entertainment, and government. When preparations start, more members will be asked to join the committee.
“From the moment Allegiant Stadium was approved, we knew it was only a matter of time until Las Vegas welcomed the Super Bowl. We couldn’t be happier about today’s announcement,” said Maury Gallagher, chairman of the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee. “Las Vegas does everything bigger and brighter, and this committee is looking forward to creating a uniquely thrilling experience for fans, players, and staff.”
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis told the media how fortunate it will be to host the first Super Bowl since the Raiders moved from Oakland.
“The Raiders Are Thrilled The National Football League has selected Las Vegas To host Super Bowl LVIII In 2024,” Davis said in a statement. “Hosting the 2022 Pro Bowl, the 2022 NFL Draft, and Now The 2024 Super Bowl Are just some of the Ancillary Benefits Resulting from the public-private partnership we created with the state of Nevada to bring The Raiders to Las Vegas and build Allegiant Stadium. It’s Only The Beginning.”
How the Decision Came to be
To Vegas fans, it was only a matter of time that Allegiant Stadium would earn the right to host a Super Bowl. With such a state-of-the-art facility hosting all things football, the decision made perfect sense for the NFL and all 32 team owners. to approve.
Originally, New Orleans was supposed to host the game. Due to the NFL’s 17-game regular season schedule, the city’s representatives pulled back. This is because of an ongoing conflict with New Orleans’s Mardi Gras celebrations.
On Wednesday, December 15, marquees announcing the news illuminated the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street Experience and beamed throughout the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World.
Super Bowl week is projected to have a $500 million economic outcome based on prior Super Bowls. It will bring an additional $70 million in tax revenue. And the event will create jobs, elevate room occupancy, and an exceptional amount of positive media coverage over the next two years.
Super Bowl locations must have a minimum of 70,000 seats; Allegiant Stadium has 65,000. Jeremy Aguero, the Raiders’ Chief operations and analytics officer, and a member of the Las Vegas host committee, recommended that bleachers could be staged on the area in front of the Al Davis Torch. That would fill in for the missing number of seats needed for it to qualify.
Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer all have shown interest in bringing teams to Allegiant Stadium.
The Raiders (6-7) have lost five of their past six games and play the Cleveland Browns (7-6) this Saturday, December 18, 2021.