The Pac-12 Championship Game is shifting from Levi’s Stadium to the new Las Vegas Stadium in conjunction with the relocating Oakland Raiders, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and MGM Resorts International.
The game will be played one more time at the home of the San Francisco 49ers in 2019 before shifting to Las Vegas in 2020 and 2021.
“Our Pac-12 universities and entire Conference are thrilled to have our 2020 and 2021 football championship event take place in one of the most anticipated new venues in sports,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Highlighting and showcasing our programs on one of the biggest stages in a major destination market is a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes, universities and fans, and consistent with our mission to create the best possible experiences for student-athletes. We are excited to work with our new partners in the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Resorts International for these events.”
The event is the second high-profile football game associated with the Pac-12 and Las Vegas Stadium. The first: the 2020 Las Vegas Bowl, featuring a Pac-12 opponent against either a Big Ten or SEC opponent, after the event moves following the 2019 game, still set for Sam Boyd Stadium. With Las Vegas already hosting the 2020 Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, the 2020 and 2021 football title games will bring the Conference’s championship event to the city for the first time.
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