The Pac-12 Championship will check out a brand new house after this season.
The title convention recreation will head to Las Vegas Stadium for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the Pac-12 introduced Wednesday. The latest NFL stadium would be the house to the Raiders after this season.
“Our Pac-12 universities and entire Conference are thrilled to have our 2020 and 2021 football championship event take place in one of the most anticipated new venues in sports,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott stated in an announcement.
“Highlighting and showcasing our programs on one of the biggest stages in a major destination market is a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes, universities and fans, and consistent with our mission to create the best possible experiences for student-athletes. We are excited to work with our new partners in the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Resorts International for these events.”
The 2019 season would be the final time the convention holds its championship at Levi Stadium, house of the 49ers. It will likely be the sixth 12 months in a row the Pac-12 title recreation is being held in San Francisco.
It marks the second main occasion to be booked with Las Vegas Stadium – the FBS now may have the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which might be held between at Pac-12 crew and both a Large Ten or SEC crew.
“The Raiders are excited to host Pac-12 universities and their passionate fans in Las Vegas for the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Games,” Raiders President Marc Badain stated. “The Raiders are proud to work alongside the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and MGM Resorts International in helping to bring this showcase event to the newest world-class venue in Las Vegas. We’d like to thank Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and the Pac-12 universities and fans for this tremendous opportunity.”
Based on Brett McMurphy, the Pac-12 initially needed the convention championship to be held at Hollywood Park Stadium in Los Angeles, however negotiations broke down Tuesday.
Was informed by sources negotiations broke down final minute yesterday b/w Los Angeles at Hollywood Park Stadium & Pac-12. Larry Scott pronounces at present Pac-12 title recreation will now be in Las Vegas in 2020 & 2021
– Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 24, 2019