USA: NFL Pro Bowl set to return to Las Vegas
source: StadiumDB.com; author: Mateusz Osmola
Following the success of this year's All-Star Game in "Sin City", the NFL Pro Bowl will return to Nevada. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently approved the hosting fee tied to the event. There is no set date for the upcoming Pro Bowl yet, but it could be held in early February 2023.
The Pro Bowl's debut at ultra-modern Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was a triumph, as it generated $54.7 million and attracted nearly 30,000 fans from outside of Nevada, according to the LVCVA. The event was attended by 56,206 people. The game serves as an All-Star Game for the NFL, in which the best players from the American Football Conference (AFC) compete against those from the National Football Conference (NFC).
The LVCVA was set to approve the next-year Pro Bowl's $1.75m hosting fee. There is no date set yet for the 2023 Pro Bowl, but the LVCVA said it could be held on February 5, 2023. Since the Raiders relocated to “Sin City” in 2020, Las Vegas has been in the centre of attention of football fans in the US. The 2022 NFL Draft was held there on April 28–30, 2022, at the Caesars Forum, and the shining new stadium will host Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024.
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The NFL is also pleased with the cooperation:
Building on the incredible success of the 2022 Pro Bowl and 2022 Draft in Las Vegas, we are thrilled to bring the 2023 Pro Bowl back to the city for the second year and continue our partnership with the LVCVA and the Las Vegas Raiders – as stated by the league spokesperson.
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The Pro Bowl is more than just a game. During this year’s event a variety of events took place across the Las Vegas Valley throughout the whole week ending with the main event. Ranging from charity, youth and community activities to the fan-favourite skills challenge, which was held at the 10,000-seat Las Vegas Ballpark in Nevada. There were many opportunities for fans to meet their favourite players in person.
In the last NFL All-Star Game at Allegiant Stadium the AFC won five straight against the NFC. The final score was 41-35. Raiders pass rusher Maxx Crosby was named Defensive MVP, while Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was named Offensive MVP. As part of an incentive program for charitable causes, two organisations received $20,000 each because of those individual honours from the game. It was the return of the Pro Bowl after a one-year hiatus as the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the last edition.