Pro Bowl Is Among NFL Events Planned For Las Vegas In 2022

Written By Marc Meltzer on November 29, 2021

The NFL Pro Bowl is heading to Las Vegas for the first time in 2022. The NFL all-star game will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 6 at noon PT.

Pro Bowl weekend in Las Vegas is more than just a single game. There will be a variety of free experiences, activities and more football games for fans in Las Vegas.

Some events are on TV but all of the following are accessible in Las Vegas:

  • Pro Bowl Practice
  • Play Football Opening Night
  • NFL FLAG Championships
  • East-West Shrine Bowl (TV: NFL Network)
  • Pro Bowl Skills Showdown (TV: ESPN)
  • Community Day

Tickets are on sale now and fans can vote to see their favorite players take the field at the home of the Las Vegas Raiders during the Pro Bowl.

The NFL changed how players are selected for the Pro Bowl last year. Players are now chosen by the votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s votes count equally. In theory, a fan’s vote is equal to a player’s or coach’s vote. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by all three groups for its all-star game.

Pro Bowl voting ends on Thursday, Dec. 16.

East-West Shrine Bowl moves to Las Vegas

The East-West Shrine Bowl will be on Feb. 3, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the first time in its 97-year history.

The college all-star game will have approximately 125 of the top college football seniors. NFL staff will coach the players for the whole week. Practice for the game will take place during the week in front of NFL scouts, agents and media.

This is one of the ticketed events taking place during Pro Bowl week in Las Vegas. The East-West Shrine Bowl is a chance to see future NFL stars in person for a low price. Tom Brady, John Elway, Lawrence Taylor, Brett Favre and many more players have participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl over the years.

The NFL will release details on the other events closer to Pro Bowl Week in Las Vegas, but tickets are on sale now.

2022 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas

The  NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas for the first time in 2022. This event was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but was canceled to due the COVID-19 pandemic. That draft was held remotely.

The 2022 NFL Draft will take placee April 28-30. The NFL hasn’t set the schedule for the draft just yet. It appears as though the NFL will keep some of its 2020 draft plans.

When the NFL released its original plan, the Main Draft Stage viewing zone was located at the Caesars Forum behind The Linq on the Vegas Strip. This stage was also set to host daily performances by musicians throughout the draft.

A three-day NFL Draft Experience was slated to take place next to the Main Stage. The most unique part of the NFL Draft plan for Las Vegas was to take place at Bellagio.

The league was planning to build a stage on the Fountains at Bellagio. This NFL Draft Red Carpet Stage would be where players make their debut at the draft. Players were to take little boats to and from the stage.

Fingers are crossed that this remains part of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Could Super Bowl come to Las Vegas next?

The NFL will probably bring another major event to Las Vegas in 2024: Super Bowl. The Big Game was originally to take place in New Orleans but that was moved back to 2025.

This move opens the door for Las Vegas. The league is still considering Las Vegas to host the Super Bowl in 2024 but hasn’t made it official yet.

Las Vegas hosting a Super Bowl sooner than later seems likely, as it has become quite the pro sports town. The NFL typically rewards cities that have new stadiums with a financial boost that comes from hosting the Super Bowl. The 2024 Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 4, 2024.

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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He’s the rare combi
nation of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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