NFL expected to clear the way for Las Vegas to host Super Bowl
May 24, 2018 9:38 AM
by Robert Mann
The NFL, although still fine tuning its policy on the general public, beyond Nevada, legally wagering on its games, is expected to soon clear the way for Las Vegas to host the Super Bowl.
Pro Football Talk, a major website following the league says the NFL is "likely" going to let Las Vegas host either Super Bowl LIX (59) or Super Bowl LX (60). That would place the game in Southern Nevada in either February 2025 or February 2026.
The league is also strongly considering making Las Vegas part of its NFL's Super Bowl rotation, meaning it could be hosting a Super Bowl roughly every five years. South Florida, Los Angeles and either Arizona or New Orleans will likely also be part of that rotation, which is expected to include one wild card city every few years, Pro Football Talk reports.
Raiders owner Mark Davis has said he'd like to see the Las Vegas stadium host an NFL Draft before trying to land a Super Bowl.
The Raiders' new facility is under construction west of I-15, across from the Mandalay Bay casino/resort. The venue is expected to be ready in 2020, and is now one of four finalists to host the draft in 2020.
Previously announced sites for the next six Super Bowls along with the LIX and LX are:
– Atlanta Super Bowl LIII (Feb. 3, 2019)
– South Florida Super Bowl LIV (Feb. 2, 2020)
– Tampa, Florida Super Bowl LV (Feb. 7, 2021)
– Los Angeles Super Bowl LVI (Feb. 6, 2022)
– Arizona Super Bowl LVII (February 2023)
– New Orleans Super Bowl LVIII (February 2024)
– Las Vegas or TBA Super Bowl LIX (February 2025)
– Las Vegas or TBA Super Bowl LX (February 2026)