Raiders stadium to host Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020

David Kenyon
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Mar 21, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; General overall view of NFL official Wilson Duke football at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Blvd. on the Las Vegas strip. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders franchise is nearing a move to Sin City, and the soon-to-be-built stadium will also serve as host for the Las Vegas Bowl.

According to college football reporter Brett McMurphy, the bowl will shift from UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium to the home of the Raiders in 2020.

That’s the expected inaugural year of the venue.

Since 2001, the Las Vegas Bowl has typically pitted a Pac-12 school against a Mountain West program. However, McMurphy notes the SEC is the favorite to replace the Mountain West when the game moves locations.

The only previous season an SEC team ventured to Las Vegas was in 2000, when Arkansas lost 31-14 to UNLV.