LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Las Vegas Valley is officially off the clock as of Monday morning.
In Las Vegas’ first-ever Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs beat out the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime on Sunday night.
Both state and local officials, which included the Super Bowl Host Committee, gathered to pass the ball along to the New Orleans Host Committee. Super Bowl 59 will be the 11th to be hosted by New Orleans, and the 6th to be played in the Caesars Superdome.
While the spotlight shone on the New Orleans Host Committee, a reoccurring theme was when the Super Bowl would return to the valley.
“Safe to say, the NFL looks forward to coming back,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said to open the ceremony.
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo jokingly asked Goodell to skip the traditional rotations to get the Super Bowl back in the valley as soon as possible.
“I believe we had a very successful Super Bowl,” Gov. Lombardo said. “I think the state of Louisiana and New Orleans have a high bar to get over now.”
He added, “They look a little nervous.”
Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson also vocalized his desire to see the Big Game return to the valley.
“While we look forward to and wish New Orleans the best, we can’t wait for the NFL to bring a Super Bowl back to Las Vegas – we expect that to happen soon,” he said. “I believe we’ve demonstrated that it ought to happen soon.”
Sandra Douglass Morgan “This event truly showed that when everyone is able and willing to work together in Nevada, we can get it done – get it done in the fastest time ever, I believe, for a Super Bowl, and make sure it’s one we’ll never be able to forget.”
Following the multiple comments, Goodell joked, “I think I got the message about having another Super Bowl in Las Vegas.”
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