When the Las Vegas Raiders roll into Allegiant Stadium next year, what will the pre-game tailgate party look like for fans of the Silver and Black?
The LVCVA board authorized $3 million in upfront funding to stage the Pac-12 Conference Football Championship Game in 2020 and 2021 at Allegiant Stadium.
Las Vegas is betting big on 2020, when more than 15 projects — ranging from a stadium to hotel-casino renovations — are slated to come online.
The UNLV International Gaming Institute turned out to be instrumental in the unlikely bid to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority sent a letter in support of a planned major road project slated to improve access to various points of interest, including the new stadium.
Chances are bleak that a planned extension of the Las Vegas Monorail — seen as a way to get tourists within easy walking distance of the Raiders’ new stadium — will be finished by the time the team begins play here in 2020.
The third phase of PSL sales — the least expensive in the building with a range of between $500 and $3,900 per seat — are mostly in the highest levels of the stadium.
The first opportunity to host is in 2025 and the $1.8 billion stadium will have been open five years by then. Raiders President Marc Badain said the team will lead the charge to bring the game to Southern Nevada then.
Before the Raiders take the field for games in their new stadium, workers will move a 9,500-ton, 240-foot-wide natural grass field into place on the stadium floor.
There’s no doubt in Don Webb’s mind where the most popular photo op will be in the new Las Vegas stadium.