Las Vegas to host 2021 Pro Bowl

Sporting News

Las Vegas has yet to host an NFL game, but the city has proved it is up to the task of holding a celebration.

The NFL announced Tuesday that Vegas will host the 2021 Pro Bowl at the Raiders' new Allegiant Stadium home on Jan. 31.

"We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority [LVCVA] to bring the excitement of Pro Bowl week to our Las Vegas fans and community for the first time," Peter O'Reilly, NFL executive vice president of club business and league events, said in a statement.

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Las Vegas will become the 11th host city for the Pro Bowl since 1950. The last four games were held in Orlando, Fla.

"The Raiders welcome the NFL Pro Bowl to Allegiant Stadium and to Las Vegas, the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the world," Raiders president Marc Badain said. "Pro Bowl week is a celebration of the best the NFL has to offer and there is no better place than Las Vegas to celebrate and honor the league's biggest stars.

"The NFL, the LVCVA and the Raiders look forward to a world-class event that will set the standard for future NFL events in Las Vegas."

This will be the Raiders' first season in Las Vegas after their move from Oakland, and this year's NFL Draft was to take place on the Las Vegas Strip until the coronavirus pandemic forced it to be held remotely. The city was subsequently awarded the 2022 draft.

"We think you deserve another shot," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on the first night of this year's draft.

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