Las Vegas is officially on the clock as the host city of Super Bowl LVIII. At a press conference at the Super Bowl LVII Media Center at the Phoenix Convention Center today, the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee was handed the first official Super Bowl LVIII football, marking the handoff from Phoenix to Las Vegas.
Those gathered on stage to commemorate a successful Super Bowl LVII and usher in Super Bowl LVIII at the one year out mark included:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo
Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee President/CEO Sam Joffray
Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Executive Host Committee Steve Hill, President/CEO, LVCVA
Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Executive Host Committee Chair Maury Gallagher, Executive Chairman of the Board, Allegiant Air
Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Executive Host Committee Co-Chair Sandra Douglass Morgan, President, Las Vegas Raiders
Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs
Jay Parry, President and CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
Michael Bidwell, Owner, Arizona Cardinals
David Rousseau, Board Chair, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
Larry Fitzgerald, Executive Board Chair, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
“Las Vegas knows how to do big events,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “It was less than a year ago that we were there for the 2022 NFL Draft, and we had the Pro Bowl just a week ago. They have done an extraordinary job at understanding how we want to present the NFL in that community, and more importantly, how to do it Las Vegas-style.”
“We are very cognizant that we have one opportunity to get the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas right,” said Steve Hill, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “We are going to work very hard, and we have an exceptional team. We’ve been working to do this for 60 years, so we are excited about the opportunity and are excited about the team we have put together in Las Vegas to make this happen.”
Following the handover press conference, Las Vegas unveiled the larger-than-life Super Ball, which is symbolic of the excitement the first-ever Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Featuring the official logos of Super Bowl LVIII and the Las Vegas Host Committee, the ball measures 13 feet long x 8 feet in diameter and weighs almost 1,200 pounds.
After the reveal, the Super Ball began its journey from Phoenix to Las Vegas, where it will be featured at events and celebrations around the destination leading up to Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium. Super Bowl LVIII will mark the first time Las Vegas and the state of Nevada will welcome the biggest game in football, further solidifying the destination as the Greatest Arena on Earth™.
The LVCVA and Las Vegas Raiders were invited by the National Football League to collaborate on a bid to host Super Bowl LVIII and were approved by the 32 clubs in 2021.
With an estimated total economic impact of more than $500 million based on previous Super Bowls, Super Bowl LVIII will significantly benefit the greater Las Vegas area and the entire State of Nevada—through direct spending, additional tax dollar generation, increased room occupancy and job creation.
In addition to hosting Super Bowl LVIII, Las Vegas hosted the NFL Pro Bowl and NFL Draft in 2022 and the NFL Pro Bowl Games in 2023.