The building of a new football stadium in Las Vegas could change some things for the Pac-12 in the somewhat near future, and we already know one way it will impact the Arizona Wildcats.
U of A was already scheduled to play the BYU Cougars in Las Vegas in 2021, a game that was slated to be played in UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. Well, it appears that game has already been moved to the yet-to-be-built Raiders stadium.
This is a no-brainer. The full ESPN article shares plenty of other ways this new $1.9 billion stadium will change the college football landscape.
Kyle Bonagura details how this will help the UNLV Rebels, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Pac-12 Championship Game, and the College Football Playoff. All of these things could be moved to the new Las Vegas stadium, which will be located just off The Strip.
The Pac-12 would have to consider moving its football title game there, as the Santa Clara deal has not really worked well for the conference. If they don’t want to put it at the site of the team with the better record like they used to, moving it to Vegas is likely the best option. The 2017 men’s basketball tournament drew very well at the new T-Mobile Arena, and now fans will have another reason to book a weekend in Vegas.
Anyways, that Arizona/BYU tilt is scheduled for September 4th, 2021, so get those rooms booked now.