Viva Las Vegas — the NFL has officially announced that its newest market will host Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11, 2024.
In a Dec. 15 statement, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis called the Super Bowl designation “a big day for the Raiders.” Las Vegas will host multiple events over the next three years including the 2022 Pro Bowl, the 2022 NFL Draft, and now the 2024 Super Bowl.
“It’s a big day for the city of Las Vegas. I think it’s a marriage made in heaven. We are just really, really excited.”
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) CEO Steve Hill also expressed enthusiasm about the long-awaited announcement.
“The Super Bowl coming to Vegas is going to be an event like no other. We are putting the greatest championship game on earth in the greatest arena on earth, and it is going to be a spectacular event.”
The Super Bowl LVIII rumors
New stadiums have an inside track when Super Bowl destination decisions are in play. It’s practical for the league to spotlight new amenities — in this case, a $1.9 billion stadium.
Rumors about Las Vegas hosting the 2024 Super Bowl reached new heights last year. That’s when the league expanded its schedule to 17 games beginning the current season. New Orleans was in line to host the big game this year, but the extra week created a Mardi Gras scheduling conflict. Caesars Superdome has been tapped to host Super Bowl LIX in 2025.
This decision now has the next three Super Bowls taking place in the westernmost third of the United States. SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LVI. State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, will host in 2023, and Las Vegas will be center stage in 2024.
Why is the Super Bowl LVIII location so important to Vegas?
It’s a major money-maker, of course. Based on previous Super Bowls, the greater Las Vegas area and the state of Nevada can expect an estimated economic impact of over $500 million. Direct spending, additional tax dollar generation, increased room occupancy and job creation all come into play. Carol Roth, a small business expert and CNBC contributor told NBC News:
“From restaurants to merchandise sellers, the Super Bowl has a tremendous impact and it affects small businesses, employment and the spirit of the city.”
Las Vegas knows a thing or two about hospitality and huge crowds. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has always been a Super Bowl hot spot. Decades of fans have caught a red-eye to bet on the Super Bowl.
More Events Await Las Vegas
Super Bowl LVIII isn’t the only football event in the works making a splash in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas hosts the 2022 Pro Bowl. Several NFL-related events will lead up to the 2 p.m. game (Iowa time) on Feb. 6.
Multiple locations throughout Las Vegas will host the 2022 NFL Draft from April 28-30, 2022. The NFL will announce the venues at a future date.
Who has the no. 1 pick? The Detroit Lions’ upset win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15 helped the 2-12 Jaguars snag the top spot for now. Jacksonville brings a seven-game losing streak into Week 17.