Pro Bowl go­ing to new Ve­gas sta­dium

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The Pro Bowl is fol­low­ing the Raiders to Las Ve­gas.

The NFL’s an­nual all-star game will be played at Allegiant Sta­dium on Jan. 31, 2021, a week be­fore Su­per Bowl LV.

The week pre­ced­ing the game will fea­ture ac­tiv­i­ties such as NFL flag cham­pi­onship games, AFC and NFC team prac­tices and a skills show­down.

Las Ve­gas was sup­posed to host the NFL draft this sea­son, but it the plan changed af­ter the COVID-19 pan­demic, mak­ing it a vir­tual event done with telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Any­one won­der­ing how cozy the NFL has got­ten with the gam­bling cul­ture take note of the fol­low­ing sen­tence in the league re­lease: “Cae­sars En­ter­tain­ment, the NFL’s Of­fi­cial Casino Spon­sor, will use its casino prop­er­ties for fan ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the 2021 Pro Bowl.”

The Pro Bowl has been played in Or­lando, Florida, for the past four sea­sons and in pre­vi­ous years in Honolulu and oc­ca­sion­ally in Ari­zona.

REIGN­ING NFL MVP JACK­SON WILL AP­PEAR ON MAD­DEN 21 COVER »

Mad­den ‘21 re­vealed its cover de­sign and a 90-sec­ond trailer for its lat­est NFL ti­tle with league MVP La­mar Jack­son front and cen­ter.

The game is sched­uled to be re­leased on Aug. 25. Those with EA Ac­cess and Ori­gin Ac­cess can down­load the game as of Aug. 22.

Mad­den 21 is the lat­est ver­sion of the NFL video game fran­chise launched in 1988.

GIANTS KICKER AR­RESTED ON SUS­PI­CION OF HIT-AND-RUN CRASH »

Al­co­hol is sus­pected in a hit-an­drun crash that led to the ar­rest of New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas in Chico, au­thor­i­ties said.

Rosas, 25, al­legedly failed to stop for a red light and plowed his Chevro­let SUV into the side of a pickup truck Mon­day in the city of Chico, the Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol said. Rosas kept driv­ing and then walked away from the SUV when it broke down, the CHP said in a state­ment. He was ar­rested a short time later on sus­pi­cion of hit-and-run and driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cense.

ETHAN MILLER — GETTY IM­AGES, 2020

The NFL’s Pro Bowl will be played at Allegiant Sta­dium on Jan. 31, 2021, a week be­fore Su­per Bowl LV.

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