Big 12 to Host 2024 Football Media Days in Las Vegas for the First Time

Big 12 to Host 2024 Football Media Days in Las Vegas for the First Time

The Big 12 Conference is breaking new ground by hosting its 2024 Football Media Days in Las Vegas, marking the first time the event will be held in the Entertainment Capital of the World. This historic event will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, and will feature head football coaches and student-athletes from each of the conference's institutions.

The 2024 Media Days will be particularly notable as they will serve as the official debut for new Big 12 members Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah. The conference, which is expanding to a ten-state, 16-team league, is partnering with MGM Resorts International, with the Bellagio serving as the official hotel for the event.

“I’m thrilled to announce Big 12 Football Media Days are heading west for the first time in league history,” said Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark. “The Big 12 lives at the intersection of sports and entertainment – as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is an ideal location to kick off the 2024 season. We are grateful to the Las Vegas Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for their partnership and support.”

Sandra Douglass Morgan, President of the Las Vegas Raiders, expressed enthusiasm about hosting the event at Allegiant Stadium: “On behalf of The Raiders and Allegiant Stadium, we are proud to host the inaugural Big 12 Media Days in Las Vegas. As a world-class facility that has hosted global marquee events, we’re honored for the Big 12 to showcase their upcoming 2024 football season.”

Steve Hill, President and CEO of the LVCVA, highlighted the city’s readiness to welcome the Big 12: “We are excited to welcome the Big 12 Media Days to Las Vegas for the first time. As a city built on hospitality, we are thrilled that the Big 12 Conference has chosen Las Vegas, and we are eager to show these organizations, coaches, athletes, and media that there is no better place to hold an event than Las Vegas.”

This move underscores the Big 12’s commitment to blending sports with entertainment and sets the stage for an exciting start to the 2024 football season.