As Super Bowl week kicks off in Las Vegas, anticipation for the big game builds with each passing day.
On Sunday, both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers touched down in the host city to the cheers of their fans gathered outside the Lake Las Vegas hotel, where both teams checked in for the night. The sight of both teams arriving signals that the countdown to kickoff is officially underway.
The arrivals of the Chiefs and the Niners were nearly simultaneous, with the Chiefs landing a little after five in the evening and promptly being transported to the Westin Lake Las Vegas, while the 49ers arrived just an hour later and settled in at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.
Amidst the Vegas flair of showgirls, Elvis impersonators, and lively music from a DJ, the teams arrived for what is undoubtedly a business trip for them, but a celebratory occasion for everyone else.
Steve Hill, President of the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority and a Super Bowl Host Committee Member, expressed confidence in Las Vegas’s ability to host such a grand event, noting the city’s expertise in rolling out the red carpet for guests.
While Lake Las Vegas provides a quieter setting away from the Strip, there are still some unexpected dangers, as evidenced by reports of an NFL player being attacked by a coyote.
Monday marked a significant moment for both teams as they participated in Opening Night at Allegiant Stadium, formerly known as Media Day. Players and coaches from both the Chiefs and the 49ers engaged with reporters, setting the stage for the excitement to come.
As the week progresses, fans eagerly await the showdown on the field, hoping that the reported incident with the NFL player and the coyote resulted in minimal harm.