The NFL announced on Tuesday the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl will be held in Las Vegas at the new Allegiant Stadium on January 31st.
“We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to bring the excitement of Pro Bowl week to our Las Vegas fans and community for the first time,” said Peter O’Reilly, EVP of Club Business and League Events. “We thank the city of Orlando for its outstanding partnership in helping us to grow and evolve the Pro Bowl over the last four years. To our partners at Florida Citrus Sports, Camping World Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Visit Orlando, we appreciate your tremendous efforts over the years and look forward to creating more memorable moments together in the future.”
Las Vegas had previously been scheduled to host the 2020 NFL Draft before the pandemic shelved plans for a live event.
It remains to be seen what will happen by January of next year, but this provides another major event on the NFL calendar to help usher the Raiders to Las Vegas.
“The Raiders welcome the NFL Pro Bowl to Allegiant Stadium and to Las Vegas, the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Raiders President Marc Badain. “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.”
The NFL also announced Caesars Entertainment, the NFL’s official casino sponsor, would use its casino properties for fan experiences during the Pro Bowl.
The format will remain the same as in prior years, with players from the AFC and NFC facing off in the game.
The NFL Pro Bowl had been held in Orlando at Camping World Stadium for the past four years.