When it comes to the Super Bowl, Taylor Swift faces a unique challenge beyond just making it to the game from Tokyo. With a concert scheduled in Japan on Feb. 10, Swift has sufficient time to reach Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, thanks to the international dateline.
However, Swift’s potential hurdle isn’t the journey but finding a parking spot for her plane. In one of the most peculiar first-world problems, it has been reported that all private plane parking spaces in Las Vegas are currently reserved, leaving Swift in a bit of a bind.
Las Vegas boasts four airports in close proximity, with a total of 475 parking spaces. Unfortunately, every single one of these spaces has already been allocated as Super Bowl week approaches.
The primary hub, Harry Reid International Airport, is expected to be crowded with commercial flights heading to the Super Bowl. Even the smaller executive airports in North Las Vegas and Henderson are fully booked for the Super Bowl weekend.
Complicating matters, Las Vegas will not only host the Super Bowl but also an LIV Golf tournament at the Las Vegas Country Club.
This golf event, backed by Saudi support, is likely to have reserved several parking spaces, adding to Swift’s challenge. The tournament concludes on Saturday, potentially freeing up some spaces for the Super Bowl.
Swift’s tight schedule adds to the complexity. Her Tokyo Dome performance is set from February 7 to 10, leaving limited time for her to make it to the Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11. The final show in Tokyo is expected to end at 6 p.m., with a three-hour duration similar to her other Eras Tour dates.
Addressing concerns, the Japanese embassy expressed confidence that despite the long flight and significant time difference, Swift should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert.
In a playful reference to Swift’s albums, the embassy stated, “We can confidently Speak Now to say that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to Las Vegas to support the Chiefs.”