In 2020 history was made in Nevada as NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders moved to the new Allegiant Stadium and welcomed UNLV Rebels with open arms as both teams successfully struck a deal to share the venue. The Rebels previously competed at the Sam Boyd Stadium for four decades. While Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders, announced in 2016 that he wanted to move his franchise from Oakland to Las Vegas.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper USA
|Team:||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Address:||3333 Al Davis Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89118|
|Stadium Owner:||Las Vegas Stadium Authority|
|Former Names:||Raiders Stadium, Las Vegas Stadium|
|Architect:||MANICA Architecture, HNTB|
|Construction Cost:||US$1.9 billion|
|Playing Surface:||Bermuda grass|
The official approval of the relocation of the Raiders to Vegas was given by the NFL on March 31, 2017. On 1st May the Raiders completed the purchase of land with a cost of $77.5 million and in the same month, a construction contract was officially signed with McCarthy Construction and Mortenson Construction. The stadium was established near the Las Vegas strip. The black and silver exterior of the stadium was accompanied by the construction of translucent roof panels on the roof dome which allowed daylight facility during the day. This new home ground of the UNLV Rebels college football team and the Raiders cost around $1.9 billion. Multiple public and private funds were invested in the establishment of the stadium. Moreover, $750 was contributed by the Hotel taxes while the remainder of the funds came from the NFL and the Raiders. In 2019 The Raiders sold the naming rights of the stadium to the Allegiant Travel Company. In the same year, it was announced that the stadium would also have 20 additional suites. These suites were divided into main concourse and lower suite levels. The goal of these suites was to make Allegiant an attractive destination for the Super Bowl.
The stadium was completed on 31st July 2020, and The first closed-door training session of the Raiders took place in August. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official opening of the stadium was postponed to 2021. Due to health concerns and government regulations, the Raiders did allow their fans to attend any game. Even Mark Davis himself announced that he would not attend any game in the new stadium until spectators can attend. To date 17 games have been hosted at the Allegiant Stadium.
The first game in the Allegiant Stadium took place in September 2020, where the Las Vegas Raiders faced the New Orleans Saints. Meanwhile, the Rebels had to wait for October to play their first match against Reno in the new home ground.
Las Vegas Raiders Info
|Rivals:||New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos|
|Team Colours:||Silver, Black|
|Club Mascot:||Raider Rusher|
|Nicknames:||Silver and Black, Men in Black, Team of the Decades, The World's Team, Malosos|
|Team Owner:||Mark and Carol Davis|
|Top Passing Leader:||Derek Carr|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Marcus Allen|
|Top Points Scorer:||Sebastian Janikowski|
|AV Leader:||Jim Otto|
|Winningest Coach:||John Madden|
|Famous Players:||Gene Upshaw, Howie Long, Bo Jackson, Rich Gannon, Ken Stabler|
|Famous Coaches:||Jon Gruden, Al Davis, Tom Flores|
Visiting the Stadium - Travel
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Allegiant Stadium?
Las Vegas Raiders play their home matches at Allegiant Stadium.
What is the capacity of Allegiant Stadium?
As of 2021 Allegiant Stadium has an official seating capacity of 65,000 for Football matches.
When was Allegiant Stadium opened?
Allegiant Stadium officially opened in 2020 and is home to Las Vegas Raiders
What is the ZIP code for Allegiant Stadium?
The ZIP code for Allegiant Stadium is 89118.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Allegiant Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Las Vegas Raiders for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.