The Pro Bowl is heading to Sin City.
The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 Pro Bowl will be held in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium — the new home of the Raiders — on Jan. 31.
“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” NFL executive vice president of club business and league events Peter O’Reilly said in a release. “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 will be the eleventh different location to host the Pro Bowl since its inception in 1950, joining Los Angeles, Dallas, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Tampa, Hawaii, Arizona and Orlando.
Before it was moved to an entirely virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NFL Draft was originally going to be held in Las Vegas. It appears the NFL is doing the Raiders and their new home a favor by granting them the Pro Bowl, considering their initial coming out party was called off.
Las Vegas has already been promised the 2022 NFL Draft to rectify this year’s cancellation.