Las Vegas has reportedly been chosen as the host city for Super Bowl LVIII, according to Vincent Bosignore of the Las Vegas Journal-Review. The decision is still awaiting approval from the league’s owners, but an official announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
New Orleans was previously expected to host the 2024 Super Bowl, but gave up the title game when the league added a 17th regular season game to its schedule. The city didn’t want the event to conflict with the annual Mardi Gras celebration and opted to take on the 2025 contest instead.
The decision opened the door for Las Vegas to swoop in and stake its claim to Super Bowl LVIII.
Taking on the Super Bowl won’t be the first time that Las Vegas dips into NFL proceedings. The city has also been scheduled to host this season’s Pro Bowl on Feb. 6 and next year’s NFL draft from April 28-30.
Las Vegas will be the third city in the western half of the United States to host the Super Bowl in the next three seasons. Los Angeles hosts the 56th edition of the game on Feb. 13, 2022 and the 2023 game will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.