Down the road, upcoming stadiums in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas could become consistent destinations for the NFL by hosting the Super Bowl.
With both expected to open in 2020, there is considerable discussion about how the stadiums in Los Angeles and Las Vegas will fair with attracting major events. For the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park–upcoming home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers–the slate of events is more certain, as it will host Super Bowl LVI in 2022 and is already a factor in Los Angeles’s plans for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
The new Las Vegas stadium will host the relocating Oakland Raiders when it opens, and it is already viewed as a possible landing spot for major events–including a future Super Bowl. It does not appear that Las Vegas will land Super Bowl LVII in 2023 or Super Bowl LVIII in 2024–which could be awarded to Arizona and New Orleans, respectively–but its first chance is expected come in the following years. Once it is awarded its first Super Bowl, it is expected that Las Vegas will join Los Angeles in becoming a fixture in hosting the game. More from Pro Football Talk:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas likely will be hosting Super Bowl LIX or LX (those may or may not be the right Roman numerals for numbers 59 and 60). Whenever the Super Bowl makes its way to Nevada, it’s expected to instantly become one of the cornerstones of the new Super Bowl rotation.
As the source explained it, the anticipated reaction to the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas will be something like this, “Why don’t we have it here every year?” And while that’s not practical, the Super Bowl likely will be returning to Las Vegas every four or five years.
One problem with Las Vegas arises from its overall popularity for hosting big events. More advance notice will be required to secure the city’s convention center and hotels for use by the NFL. But with Super Bowls currently committed nearly six years out, that isn’t expected to be a problem.
The problem will be finishing out the rotation, with Vegas and Los Angeles as the anchor tenants at the Mall of America’s Real Pastime. Beyond that, it gets a little more cloudy.
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is currently under construction in Inglewood, and will anchor a larger entertainment complex. Las Vegas, meanwhile, would seem to offer the number of venues necessary to support Super Bowl-related events.
Super Bowl sites from 2019-2022 are finalized. Upcoming host sites, in order, include Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park.
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