What we always called the Las Vegas Stadium, now has a new “Partner” name. Are you ready for it??
Yes Sir, what will be the Las Vegas Raiders, sold the stadium naming rights to Allegiant Airlines for the next 30 years. So now the stadium will be called Allegiant Stadium. How’s that for a name?
For those who are scratching their head about the name, Allegiant Airlines is a Las Vegas-based discount airline. Its the ninth-largest in the US and serves mostly second-tier cities and tourist destinations. Like Des Moines, Iowa to Las Vegas. Or to other places like Orlando, Florida.
Last Monday was the topping off ceremony. Where the last beam to the outside ring of the domed stadium was put in place. Now they can get busy and start to build the insides. Getting it ready for the 2020 opening of football season.
Football and So Much More
Yes, it will be home to two football teams. First is the University of Las Vegas, Nevada Rebels football team. Plus it will be the home to the soon to be renamed Las Vegas Raiders. We know it will be soon because the current team, Oakland Raiders will never get anywhere near a playoff game except as spectators. Don’t hold out much hope for any changes in that department once they move here!!
The good news is that it will be one of the busiest domed stadiums in the country. Currently, they have over thirty other events booked into the stadium and there will be more once the final dates for construction and occupancy are announced.
The stadium costs will be about $1.9 billion when all is finalized. About $700 million of that will come from you, the visiting Vegas tourist in the form of a share of the room tax revenue. Seating for football will be about 65,000. That’s expandable to 70,000 for playoff and tournament games if needed.
Thank you as always to our friend Tom Donoghue who provided the photos.
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