With a spate of large-scale LA events, including The Grammy Awards and the Critics Choice Awards, being canceled or postponed, there was growing concern that Los Angeles might bow out of hosting the Super Bowl. But city officials have announced that the game will almost certainly go on as planned at SoFi Stadium on February 13. 

“I feel really confident the event will happen here in LA There’s no indication that it won’t,” Los Angeles Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a virtual media briefing. “It will be challenging if the surge continues into February, but we’re working closely with both the NFL and SoFi Stadium to have a wonderful Super Bowl here with the appropriate safety precautions that will keep fans safe and our community safe.”

Mayor James Butts of Inglewood, home to the new $5 billion SoFi Stadium, echoed this confidence“Don’t worry about it,” Butts said in a local TV interview. “The Super Bowl is going to be played in February, in Inglewood, in the City of Champions.”

In 2023, the Super Bowl will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The global sports event will remain in the West for 2024, with Las Vegas and Nevada hosting the spectacle for the very first time, at the recently opened Allegiant Stadium.

“Being named a Super Bowl host city is a defining moment in the history of Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “An event of this magnitude combined with the energy of Las Vegas is going to be unmatched. Our entire city is committed to making Super Bowl LVIII the most electrifying sports spectacle ever. The NFL has been an incredible partner, and we look forward to working with their team, the Host Committee and our partners across our destination to showcase Las Vegas as 'The Greatest Arena on Earth'.” 

 

According to Variety, the “buzziest” product of CES 2022 was Samsung’s Freestyle, a portable projector screen and smart speaker in one that weighs in at a compact 1.8 pounds. Just as buzz-worthy was the fact that the annual show once again took place in person, after last year’s virtual gathering. The world’s largest consumer electronics show was smaller than usual, drawing some 40,000 attendees to Las Vegas, according to the Consumer Technology Association, the event’s organizer.

 

Gateway to the Rockies & Find the Fun

 

Who: Hosted by MPISCC, SITE SoCal, PCMA Southwest & Pacific, and ILEA

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What: Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the event industry to showcase the positive impact that events have on our local communities. The evening will include games, prizes, live music, networking, drinks, bites and property tours.