Reports: Could Big Ten Championship Game be played in Las Vegas? 

The Big Ten Championship Game may make a stop in Sin City. 

According to Miller & Condon on 106.3 KXnO on Thursday, the Big Ten title game “will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in the near future.” 

However, a Big Ten spokesperson denied the report according to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic

Contested in Indianapolis during each of the past 12 years, the Big Ten Championship Game being held in Las Vegas would signal one of the biggest changes in a new era of the conference. 

UCLA and USC alongside Oregon and Washington will join the Big Ten in 2024, bringing the conference to 18 teams which will be the most in the country. 

Moving the site of the title game would give the West region of the United States a chance to host the Big Ten’s championship gridiron contest in a coast-to-coast version of the conference. 

It would also be among the latest steps under new commissioner Tony Petitti’s tutelage. He’s been authorized to explore expansion, landing Oregon and Washington in early August, and preparing for the changes to come in less than one year will be among his biggest priorities.