From the Strip to the Stadium: Sin City Becomes NFL Event Hotspot and Super Bowl 58 Host

With Super Bowl LVII finally over, the anticipation for Super Bowl LVIII is already building. Despite the Lombardi Trophy yet to be lifted, we can’t help but look ahead to 2024. In fact, you can even place a bet on the winning team for Super Bowl LVIII. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the current favorites are the Chiefs, followed by the Bills, 49ers, and Eagles in that order. The upcoming Super Bowl in Las Vegas is set to be one of the most memorable and extravagant weeks in history. Scheduled to take place on February 11, 2024, the Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, will host Super Bowl LVIII.

Super Bowl 58 marks the first-ever Super Bowl in Las Vegas

it is unlikely to be the last. It’s almost certain that the NFL will add the desert city to its Super Bowl rotation. The league, the city, and the masses of fans who flock to the Strip for their own wild escapades are all poised for a triumphant win. It’s a match made in heaven: 80 For Brady meets The Hangover. In fact, the NFL has already fully embraced Las Vegas as an event hub, with the Raiders relocating from Oakland to Southern Nevada three seasons ago.

Although Las Vegas is an ideal location for such a monumental event, it’s still somewhat astonishing that we have reached this point. Not too long ago, the idea of the NFL and Las Vegas coexisting was taboo. The league was adamantly opposed to sports betting and chose to ignore the fact that one of the reasons for the game’s immense popularity is the element of gambling. Casinos were shunned, and even player-hosted fantasy conventions were prohibited.

When the Rams and Chargers were selected to return to Los Angeles in 2016, the Raiders were left out. This prompted Las Vegas to emerge as a legitimate contender to lure the Raiders. Once the league realized how financially advantageous it would be for both the franchise and the league to relocate the Raiders to Sin City, it began to relax its stance on the taboo topic of gambling. Nowadays, the NFL and gambling companies collaborate, and the concept of NFL games being played in the world’s gambling mecca is widely accepted. Next year’s Super Bowl will be the pinnacle of this exciting union, but this is just the beginning. The Super Bowl and the Strip have only just begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible.