The NFL is going all-in on Las Vegas with the relocation of the Raiders to Sin City.
The National Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Las Vegas, Nevada had been awarded the opportunity to serve as host for the 2021 Pro Bowl, a change from its longtime home in Florida.
With the news, the league has made it clear that they want to cultivate the fan base in Las Vegas as quickly as possible with the relocation of the Oakland Raiders set for this coming regular season. Not only was the city supposed to host the 2020 NFL Draft, but they’ve already been awarded the 2022 NFL Draft to make up for the lost event and subsequent tourism dollars. Now the Pro Bowl will give them two of the league’s tentpole events to go with eight home games at Allegiant Stadium.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled, for now, to be held on January 31, 2021 on the weekend before the Super Bowl, which will be held in Tampa Bay this season. Just like last year, the Kansas City Chiefs hope to be missing the festivities in Vegas for a chance to repeat and defend their title as Super Bowl champions once again.
For the last four years, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida has served as the host site for the Pro Bowl following years of having the event in Hawaii. This will be the 11th different location for the Pro Bowl since 1950. Tickets are not yet on sale, but fans can already register for an opportunity to win a VIP trip to the Pro Bowl through the NFL here.