HENDERSON, Nevada – Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is expected to be announced as the site of Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 during NFL owners meetings in Dallas on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The NFL and the Las Vegas Raiders declined to comment. The selection of Las Vegas as the host site, which is awaiting final approval from league owners, was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A commemoration of the official announcement is scheduled to take place using the lights of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk on Wednesday.
The Raiders moved from Oakland to southern Nevada in 2020 to play in the $ 2 billion Allegiant Stadium, in hopes the 65,000-seat venue could accommodate future Super Bowls.
While Super Bowl venues are said to have a minimum of 70,000 seats, it is possible that more seats and / or standing will be added to the landing zone under Al Davis’ torch, as well as in the Wynn Field Club the other side of the north end area.
The Raiders play their games on a grass field, brought to a sliding board. But UNLV is playing on an artificial turf field that effectively lowers the playing surface, which could provide for the addition of a lower arena. It is also possible that the NFL will change the rule requiring 70,000 seats for the Super Bowl.
The next two Super Bowls are scheduled to be played in Inglewood, Calif., At SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022, and in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023, before coming to Las Vegas, giving the championship game three straight slots. in the West.
Super Bowl LVIII was initially headed to the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans before a scheduling conflict forced that plan to be pushed back for a year, until 2025.
It’s a big turning point for the gaming mecca, which in years gone by couldn’t run ads that made the city a tourist destination when the Super Bowl aired. That policy has since been relaxed with the league’s changing vision of legalized gambling and with the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, a decision that took three years.
Las Vegas will also host the Pro Bowl on February 6, 2022 and the NFL Draft from April 28 to 30. The draft was originally scheduled to be held at Allegiant Stadium in 2020 before the pandemic made it a virtual affair.