The New Home Of The Las Vegas Raiders
Allegiant Stadium is complete. Hiring offices opened taking applications for 4500 jobs, hired minimal staff and put everything on hold. Grass on the retractable field is green and lush and all of the landscaping is complete.
The Department of Tranportation continues to install road signs on Al Davis Way and the freeway all the way to Primm at the Nevada – California state line. On July 30, 2020 the Raiders logo went up on the stadium sign along Al Davis Way. The logo was the final touch, one day before the contractor’s delivery target date.
The cost of this beautiful stadium came in at just over $1.9 billion dollars. The gameday seating capacity is 65,000 with expandable seating to 72,000 people for other events. The technology inside outshines every other stadium in the country. The Las Vegas Raiders relocated to Las Vegas and Henderson over the spring and summer. Before the Henderson Headquarters and Practice Facility opened, pictures of Carr throwing the football in the park with 5 other players were on the news. Sightings around town are practically non-existent due to the COVID-19 threat, but we built it and they have come.
Just Win Baby!
When the stadium was being planned, astroturf was not an option. Retractable roofs have shade/sun issues for fans inside so the Raiders chose a retractable field. This meticulously cared-for lush field of green grass lives outside and is brought inside for game day.
There is astroturf on the stadium floor that will remain there during many events. UNLV who will also be using the stadium has their own astroturf keeping the football grass pristine.
With preseason games cancelled, the first Las Vegas Raiders’ game was held on September 13th, 2020, vs. NC Panthers. The first home game in Allegiant Stadium was held on Monday Night September 21, 2020, vs. New Orleans Saints.
SEE VIDEO of the first Allegiant Stadium Raiders score. Do you know who it was?