Super Bowl LVIII to be held at Las Vegas Raiders' Allegiant Stadium
The Super Bowl is to be played in Las Vegas in 2024 after original venue New Orleans was switched to the following year due to a scheduling clash.
The Las Vegas Raiders' Allegiant Stadium is to stage the Super Bowl for the first time in 2024, the NFL franchise's owner, Mark Davis, has announced.
The Raiders moved to southern Nevada from Oakland in 2020 to play in the new Allegiant Stadium, with the expectation that the 65,000-seater venue could one day host NFL's showpiece event.
Las Vegas replaces New Orleans as 2024 Super Bowl host
That has now come to fruition, with Super Bowl LVIII game heading to Las Vegas after it was moved from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans for scheduling reasons.
New Orleans will now host the finale in 2025, after the league's move to an 18-week regular season meant the Super Bowl final would clash with Mardi Gras celebrations in the Louisiana city.
Hosting Super Bowl LVIII "only the beginning" for Allegiant Stadium, says Davis
Davis confirmed the widely-expected news in a statement on Wednesday, as the Raiders owner said: "The Raiders are thrilled the National Football League has selected Las Vegas to host Super Bowl (58) LVIII in February 2024.
"Hosting the 2022 Pro Bowl, the 2022 NFL draft and now the 2024 Super Bowl are just some of the ancillary benefits resulting from the public-private partnership we created with the state of Nevada to bring the Raiders to Las Vegas and build Allegiant Stadium. It's only the beginning."
The Allegiant Stadium will also host the 2022 Pro Bowl and NFL Draft, which was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic enforced changes.
SoFi Stadium to host next Super Bowl
The next two Super Bowls are scheduled to be played in Inglewood, California, at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022, and in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023.