The NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that the 2021 Pro Bowl will take place in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium on Jan. 31. The stadium is set to become the home of the Las Vegas Raiders this upcoming season.
This is big news for the four of us who love the Pro Bowl.
The announcement brings an end to the Pro Bowl’s brief run in Orlando which was very family-driven, and now moves west to Las Vegas where attendees will no doubt enjoy the more adult entertainment and venues. No doubt the league wants to showcase their newest NFL city, as well.
“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,” Peter O’Reilly, NFL EVP of club business and league events, said in a statement. “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.”
The Atlanta Falcons have had a fair amount of players being selected to the event in recent years, such as wide receiver Julio Jones (2014-2019), defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (2019) and center Alex Mack (2018) to name a few. Whether the individual players, such as Julio Jones, decide to actually participate in the event is to be determined.
Tickets for the 2021 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas will go on sale later this year, but fans interested in receiving the latest information may register at NFL.com/VegasPB for a chance to win a VIP trip to the Pro Bowl and other pre-sale opportunities.