Here we go, Sin City football fans! For the first time ever, Las Vegas will be hosting the big game this year. Super Bowl LVIII is happening at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024. And it’s come with a lot of excitement for Las Vegas locals. For many reasons, including the fact that we’re going to have a major influx of tourists ready to add their vacation money to our economy. According to sportsdestinations.com, hosting the big game this year could bring about $1 billion to Las Vegas.
Hosting The Big Game Came With A Few Requirements For Las Vegas
But it isn’t all roses for the city chosen to host the most famous football game of the year. There are a lot of hoops Las Vegas had to jump through to be the home of this year’s big game. Exactly 153 pages worth of hoops, actually.
In 2014, a newspaper reporter from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune uncovered an interesting document regarding the Super Bowl and the city it is hosted in (the-sun.com). Once confidential, the document is now available to the public. It’s a 153-page list of requirements and specifications given by the NFL to cities hosting the Super Bowl. This document uncovered was specifically written for when Minneapolis hosted the game. So considerations might change a bit for different cities.
The requirements include some logical things you would expect. Like not allowing glass containers at the stadium during the game, or cutting off alcohol sales after the third quarter. But it also includes some things that you would probably not expect. Like giving the NFL priority access to snow removal if it happens to snow on game day. Which means some people could be trapped inside a grocery store for hours during a snow storm because the city has agreed to plow the stadium instead.
Luckily, we won’t have to worry about snow in Las Vegas during the Super Bowl. But there are going to be other requirements that the city has to fulfill that might alter how locals do things during Super Bowl week.