The $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium was constructed in 31 months and chock-full of special features.
Ahead of Allegiant Stadium’s grand debut Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was given an exclusive tour of the inside of the $2 billion facility.
With fans not allowed at Allegiant Stadium for the 2020 NFL season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raiders wanted to give fans a connection to game day while they watch from home.
The Raider Image official team store will open to the public at 11 a.m. Wednesday ahead of the team’s inaugural game at the $2 billion stadium Monday.
The video screen, spanning 27,600 square feet on the Interstate 15-facing side of the $2 billion stadium, was illuminated Monday night with color test bars.
The Raiders have acknowledged there’s still $162 million in unpaid bills on Allegiant Stadium, and the Stadium Authority says liens against any large project are common.
The Raiders’ tenure in Las Vegas is set to be guaranteed one year longer than originally expected.
Wrigley Field could become the second sports venue with a legal sportsbook onsite, but a Las Vegas Stadium Authority lease agreement prohibits that at Allegiant Stadium.
When Allegiant Stadium opens to fans at some point in the future it will do so as the first sports venue to go cashless.
When crowds at Allegiant Stadium are too much for those with sensory issues or those who don’t acclimate well with crowds, two quiet spaces will be available.