Las Vegas Super Bowl a Huge Success
It was once an inconceivable notion that the NFL would hold its marquee event in Las Vegas. Now, it’s hard to picture a scenario in which Las Vegas doesn’t get another Super Bowl, and perhaps as early as 2028.
Next year’s Super Bowl is in New Orleans. Then we’re in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for Super Bowl LX, and SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for Super Bowl LXI. Those are Super Bowls 60 and 61, if you haven’t brushed up on your Roman numerals.
Putting a third straight game in the west with another Las Vegas Super Bowl may not be what the rest of the country wants. But the NFL was clearly pleased with how things went this week. There is no shortage of five-star restaurants, world class hotels and resorts, and entertainment venues. And no one throws a party better than Las Vegas, or makes the average fan feel like a VIP.
And by the time the Super Bowl would return to Las Vegas, there may be one or two more major professional sports teams that call Vegas home.
The Super Bowl in Las Vegas was good for other sports. LIV Golf held a tournament just outside of Las Vegas over the weekend to take advantage of the influx of sports-minded visitors. The UFC held an event in Vegas on Saturday, and even Power Slap (a slap-fighting competition) saw a rise in media requests.
The NFL has embraced its sports betting fans, its sports betting sponsors, and the capital of the gambling world. They will be back.
Super Bowl LVIII Result a Huge Success
If you are a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, the result was not a huge success. But for the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs, it was.
This was the second overtime game in the history of the Super Bowl. It was the longest Super Bowl ever played, and just the second time that a Super Bowl ended with a walk-off touchdown.
And now the Chiefs have the opportunity to do something that’s never been done before: win three Super Bowls in a row. The NFL will run with that potential storyline for all of 2024.
Making things even more interesting for the upcoming season, NFL online sportsbooks have the 49ers and Chiefs as the two betting favorites to return to the Super Bowl in 12 months. The Chiefs were the underdogs in each of their last three games, winning all three, and they are slight underdogs to the 49ers entering the off-season.
Tom Brady Embracing Las Vegas
Further cementing the NFL in Las Vegas is the presence of Tom Brady, the man that Patrick Mahomes is chasing for GOAT status.
Brady has a home in Las Vegas, he owns a piece of the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA, and he’s nearing approval by the NFL to become a minority owner of the Raiders. Brady’s seven Super Bowl rings are also coming to Las Vegas later this year as part of a collection of his career memorabilia. The rings were displayed over the weekend, and they will be displayed in the Hall of Excellence at the Fontainebleau Las Vegas beginning in July.
The NFL’s integration with Las Vegas is complete. Expect to see it in the regular Super Bowl rotation for years to come.