Raiders, Las Vegas could host 2024 Super Bowl after scheduling conflicts
After a turbulent start to their NFL debut, the Las Vegas Raiders are slowly showing signs of hope.
COVID-19 has derailed what would’ve been a big year for the city of Las Vegas, as the global pandemic took the entire world by storm and stole the spotlight away from the Entertainment Capital of the World. Las Vegas was supposed to host the 2020 NFL Draft and the 2021 Pro Bowl, but due to the global pandemic, both events were already canceled.
Nonetheless, all hope is not lost for Las Vegas and the Raiders to host another event. Apparently, the city of Las Vegas has come out and offered to host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.
New Orleans was the original city which was supposed to host the 2024 Super Bowl, but after the addition of an eventual 17-game schedule conflicted with the city’s annual Mardi Gras festival, hosting duties for Super Bowl LVIII was up for grabs. Now, it seems Las Vegas and their brand new Allegiant Stadium might just be awarded the prestigious honor of hosting the Super Bowl.
“Clearly, it is an entertainment capital. And then the Super Bowl is the intersection of sports and entertainment and the biggest annual sporting event of the year,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive vice president of club business and league events, about the offer, via NBC Sports),
“So, the opportunity to do that in Las Vegas … to do that on a big stage throughout Super Bowl week and then culminating in a beautiful Allegiant Stadium, those obviously would be points that I’m sure a Las Vegas and the Raiders will be making if they enter this process.”
This bit of news, along with the recent reports that the Allegiant Stadium will be officially hosting the 2022 Pro Bowl, are certainly great things that the city can look forward to.