The Las Vegas Bowl is played in December at Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of the UNLV Rebels, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bowl pits a team from the Mountain West Conference against one from the Pac-12, which has made for some very exciting matchups early on in the bowl’s existence (view more information on Famous Las Vegas Bowls). Previous conference tie-ins include Mid-American, Western Athletic, and Big West conferences. Sponsored by Maaco since 2009, it has also been sponsored by Pioneer, EA Sports and Sega. For more information check out our LV Bowl History page and Las Vegas Bowl Champions page. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Las Vegas Bowl tickets.
2014 Las Vegas Bowl Preview
The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl left the nations leading passing offense in shock as USC held Derek Carr to just a little over 200 yards and a 30.4 QBR. The Trojans jumped out early heading into the locker room at half time with a 26 point lead at 35-6. The Bulldogs would tack on a pair of touchdowns in the second half but it would not be enough to regain a foot in the game as USC capped off their season with a 45-20 win in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl. Check back for a preview of the 2014 Las Vegas Bowl Game between the Mountain West and the Pac 12.
Check out our Las Vegas Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Las Vegas Bowl games.
The Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Address: 7000 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89122
Formerly known as Las Vegas Stadium and Las Vegas Silver Bowl, Sam Boyd Stadium is the host of the Las Vegas Bowl and the home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. With a capacity of over 36,000, Sam Boyd Stadium gives you a cozy atmosphere for a big game and there’s not a bad seat in the house.
Sam Boyd Lower Level
The lower level is divided by sideline, corner and end zone sections. Sections 106-108 and 127-129 provide the best view of the field while you can always find a good value in the end zone.
Sam Boyd Upper Levels
The 200 level consists of smaller sections in the end zones and corners. While they are the second level of seating, they are no higher than the 100 level sections along the sidelines. There are a few sections that are 300 level in the end zone as well, called the “Upper End Zone.”
Las Vegas Bowl Event Guide
Where should I stay if I’m going to the Las Vegas Bowl?
That all depends! If you’re just going for the game and you’re not interested in the rest that Vegas is famous for, there are hotels off Boulder Hwy. that are close to the stadium. Siena Suites Hotel is the closest, while there are many in Henderson that are not far. If you want to make a weekend of it, just stay on the strip and take a taxi to/from the game.
Where’s a good place to eat before the game?
The options are limited right by the stadium, but there is a few tremendous options if you like Asian food. NAGA and Penn’s Thai House are highly recommended Thai restaurants, as does Sushi Imagine if you’re in the mood for sushi. Check out our Las Vegas Bowl Event Guide for more information on attending the Las Vegas Bowl.
Where can I park near Sam Boyd Stadium?
There are parking lots to the east and south of the stadium, and all parking is free for football games at Sam Boyd Stadium.