The first Super Bowl in Las Vegas is less than 50 days away!
The NFL will invade Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. The invasion is both figurative and literal.
The Super Bowl is the culmination of the season for the most popular professional US sports league. It’s typically the highest-rated TV show of the year.
A lot of work goes into producing the event. There’s a week of activations for visitors in town, including numerous official NFL Super Bowl LVIII week events announced earlier this year.
Corporate sponsors are starting to roll out their Super Bowl week events. Maxim will host its annual Super Bowl party. Caesars will host a Guy Fieri Flavortown Tailgate event near The Linq’s High Roller observation wheel.
Many will also enjoy Super Bowl content from afar on TV, radio, podcasts, and social media.
The Big Game will be held at Allegiant Stadium just off the Vegas Strip across the I-15 from Mandalay Bay. Most of the action will take place throughout the main tourist corridor of the Vegas Strip.
The Vegas Strip is almost finished cleaning up from hosting the Las Vegas Grand Prix (LVGP) F1 race in November. Visitors can get ready for new disruptions when the calendar turns to 2024.
— Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee (@lvsuperbowlhc) December 23, 2023
Super Bowl LVIII broadcast stage at Bellagio Las Vegas fountains
One of the noticeable disturbances on the Vegas Strip will be at the Bellagio once again. CBS Sports plans to use the beautiful Bellagio fountains as a broadcast stage.
Once again, there will be disruptions for pedestrian and vehicular traffic in front of the Las Vegas casino beginning in early January. However, the view of the casino and its iconic fountains won’t be impeded nearly as much as with the LVGP.
The renderings above from KLAS show a broadcast stage similar to the NFL Draft stage in 2022. This will occupy much less space in front of the casino as the Bellagio Fountain Club did during the LVGP.
According to Patty Power, CBS executive vice president of operations and engineering, this stage will host 18 TV shows such as “The Talk”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “The Drew Barrymore Show” during Super Bowl week. Altogether, CBS is planning “thousands of hours of live television” from this stage.
Construction on the stage should begin on Jan. 3. CBS will take about a week to dismantle the stage after the Super Bowl. The area should be back to normal by Feb. 16.
Drivers should expect lane closures. Pedestrians should expect to take a different route when walking on the west side of the Vegas Strip.
Be ready for Super Bowl road closures near Allegiant Stadium
The Super Bowl receives top-tier protection from the Department of Homeland Security. It will take about a month to get all security measures in place for the Big Game.
Getting around the area around Allegiant Stadium as Super Bowl week approaches will be more difficult than usual. Numerous road closures are proposed, according to KSNV, beginning Jan. 8.
- Allegiant Stadium Way and Al Davis Way to the north will be completely closed from Jan. 8 through Feb. 15.
- Hacienda Avenue will be fully closed between Mandalay Bay and Valley View Boulevard between Jan. 27 and Feb. 15.
- Dean Martin Drive to the east will be under a partial closure from Jan. 18 through Feb. 7 before going into a full closure through Feb. 15.
- Polaris Avenue will be partially closed between Ali Baba Lane and Russell Road from Jan. 16 through Feb. 9, then fully closed through Feb. 15.
- Luxor Drive, to the west of Luxor, will be fully closed from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12.
There will be hundreds of buses and shuttles helping get those involved with the Super Bowl around the area during the road closures.