The Raiders are moving to Vegas for the 2020 NFL season and that means opportunity for every other NFL team’s fans to watch their favorite team and catch a few days in sin city. Whether you actually get tickets to the newest billion-dollar venue or just soak up one of the best sports towns in America while your team is in town, spending the weekend in Vegas when the Bears are visiting will be an experience unlike any other.
Visiting Las Vegas Stadium
The Allegiant Stadium will open for the 2020 NFL Season right off the Las Vegas Strip. The 65,000-seat stadium will be walkable from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and will be one of the most unique and interesting stadiums to visit.
Best Vegas Bar for Chicago Bears Game Day
Hitting up Vegas when the Bears aren’t playing the Raiders or just can’t get a ticket? Here’s the unofficial Bears bar in the Vegas area. We define gameday bars as those who cater to a specific team in an away location. For the Chicago Bears, we recommend:
Address: 6010 W. Craig Rd. #150 Las Vegas, NV
Bar Code Burger Bar
Address: 1590 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV
Address: 2851 N Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV
Shucks Tavern No. 3
Address: 7155 N. Durango Drive, Las Vegas NV
Windy City Beefs N Pizza
Address: 9711 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas NV
We do our best to keep these updated, but we recommend you give them a call or check the website to ensure they have the game (with audio) on when you’ll be there. Want to see all the games? Here’s our list of best sportsbooks to catch a game while in Vegas.
Want the full list of game day bars? Here’s the complete, updated list at LV Review-Journal.
Best Vegas Hotels for Bears @ Raiders Games
Mandalay Bay is the premier venue for Raiders games, as the stadium is just across the pedestrian bridge. It is a nice hotel with plenty to do, great food, and is one of our favorite hotels on the strip, especially considering it’s the closest to the stadium.
That said, Vegas is easy enough to get around, so there are plenty of options. Luxor and Excalibur each have access to a monorail that will take them directly to Mandalay Bay for free. MGM Grand, New York New York, The Flamingo, Park MGM, and the city center resorts (Aria, The Cosmopolitan, & Vdara) are also good options.
Any of the major hotels (Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Palazzo, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, Park MGM, or any of the other strip hotels all should have events and betting options for all NFL fans. All that is to say, if you’re in Vegas on a football Sunday, there will be plenty to do!
If you want a less expensive option, downtown Vegas is planning to have some shuttle services and tailgating, so there are less expensive options. The food is good and often the tables have better odds.
Chicago to Las Vegas Flight Deals
Frontier Spirit, Southwest and Jet Blue Airlines offer low-cost, direct flights to Las Vegas (LAS) from Chicago. Southwest is our favorite local airline and offers two free checked bags, which is perfect to ensure you can take all your gear to and from the game. Other airline options with stops include American, Delta, and United Airlines.
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Must Have for Vegas!
Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders Tickets
Because of the new stadium, tickets are going to be hard to come by for the first few years, especially if you want prime locations. We recommend getting tickets as soon as they are released. We can help! Sign-up for our newsletter and we will let you know as soon as single-game tickets go for sale!
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