The rulers of Las Vegas, along with the city of Las Vegas, have offered to host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, according to Vincent Bonsignor and Adam Hill of Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The vacancy in the NFL calendar for the Super Bowl was created when the league chose to postpone the next Super Bowl in New Orleans until 2025 due to a conflict with Mardi Gras. This conflict was not a problem in the previous CBA, when the NFL had a schedule of 16 games. However, with the addition of the 17th game to the schedule and an additional week to the regular season, the game will run simultaneously with the annual event in New Orleans.
“Obviously it provides a great scene,” said Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s executive vice president of club business and league.
“It is clear that this is the capital of entertainment. And then the Super Bowl is the intersection of sports and entertainment and the biggest annual sporting event of the year.
So, the opportunity to do it in Las Vegas … to do it on the big stage all week at the Super Bowl and then finish with a beautiful Allegiante Stadium, that would obviously be points that I’m sure Las Vegas and the Raiders will be making it if they get into the process. “
Even in its first year as an NFL city, Las Vegas is already facing major disruption due to COVID-19. The NFL project was due to take place on the Las Vegas strip in April before it had to be canceled and hosted in practice instead. The 2021 Pro Bowl, which will take place at Allegiant Stadium, has also been canceled. Not to mention that the team’s debut season in his new city is devoid of fans due to ongoing restrictions.
Getting a Super Bowl date for the future would be a welcome offer from the NFL. This should make Las Vegas a clear favorite to fill the date in the league’s hosting schedule.