When Phoenix hosts the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, Las Vegas will be taking notes!
That’s because the Entertainment Capital and now the Sports Capital of the World is set to host Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024. And with all due respect to the other cities that have done spectacular jobs hosting Super Bowls, Las Vegas will easily raise the bar when it brings the greatest championship game to the world’s greatest arena.
Since it was announced in 2021 that Las Vegas would host the Super Bowl, Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, have become one of the NFL’s favorite spots, hosting the 2022 NFL Draft and NFL Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl is also returning to Las Vegas in 2023. With the arrival of the Super Bowl 2024, Las Vegas will become the first city to host the trifecta of NFL high-powered events.
Plus, in a span of 11 months, Las Vegas landed not only the Super Bowl, but a three-year deal to host a Formula One race starting in November 2023 and the 2028 NCAA Final Four college basketball championship.
It comes as no surprise to locals that the sports world has caught on to the benefits of bringing the world’s most elite events to Las Vegas. With 150,000 hotel rooms at resorts up and down the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas; a very user-friendly international airport only three miles from the Strip, world-class dining, entertainment, and shopping; and experience in planning extravagant events and hosting more than 40 million visitors a year, there’s no city better suited or more excited to host events like the Super Bowl.
Even in a city like Las Vegas where over-the-top events are nearly an everyday occurrence, something the magnitude of the Super Bowl takes intense planning. Enter the Super Bowl Host Committee – the folks charged with getting Las Vegas ready to host America’s ultimate football party in less than 14 months.
As the committee juggles its multiple responsibilities, news trickles out on their activities. Most recently, the committee announced the Business Connect program to attract businesses that are owned by minorities, women, disabled, LGBTQ+, and veterans to fulfill event contracts that can range from working on barricades, event-planning, catering, and florals to linens, printing, transportation, and garbage removal, according to the LVSports.com. Eligibility requirements can be found at About Super Bowl LVIII Business Connect.
For a city that was once devoid of professional sports, Las Vegas has truly earned its reputation as the Sports Capital of the World. In addition to NFL football, in 2022, the WNBA Aces clinched the championship title; the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights have turned the city into a passionate hockey town; the Las Vegas Aviators are the boys of summer in their best-in-class Triple-A baseball stadium – Las Vegas Ballpark; the Las Vegas Lights FC provide the ultimate soccer fix; and the town’s newest team – the Desert Dogs, have brought lacrosse to the desert.
In the meantime, you can stay up-to-date on Las Vegas Super Bowl happenings at Allegiant Stadium Super Bowl LVIII.