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Vegas Without Sheldon Adelson

Allegiant Stadium
"The Death Star"[1]
Allegiant Stadium logo.svg
Allegiant Stadium nearing completion, June 2020
Allegiant Stadium is located in Downtown Las Vegas
Allegiant Stadium
Allegiant Stadium
Location in Clark County
Allegiant Stadium is located in Nevada
Allegiant Stadium
Allegiant Stadium
Location in Nevada
Allegiant Stadium is located in the United States
Allegiant Stadium
Allegiant Stadium
Location in the United States
Former namesRaiders Stadium (early proposed renderings)
Las Vegas Stadium (planning/construction)
Address3333 Al Davis Way
LocationParadise, Nevada
Coordinates36°05′27″N 115°11′01″W / 36.09083°N 115.18361°W / 36.09083; -115.18361Coordinates: 36°05′27″N 115°11′01″W / 36.09083°N 115.18361°W / 36.09083; -115.18361
Public transitMonorail Las Vegas Monorail
at Mandalay Bay (proposed)
OwnerLas Vegas Stadium Authority
OperatorAEG Facilities[2]
Executive suites128[3]
CapacityFootball: 65,000
(expandable to 72,000)
Soccer: 61,000[4][5]
Acreage62 acres (25 ha)
SurfaceBermuda grass (Raiders)
FieldTurf (UNLV)
Broke groundNovember 13, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-11-13)
OpenedJuly 31, 2020; 7 months ago (2020-07-31)
Construction costUS$1.9 billion[6]
ArchitectMANICA Architecture
Project managerICON Venue Group[7]
Structural engineerARUP[8]
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid, Inc.[9]
General contractorMortenson Construction
McCarthy Construction[10]
Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) (2020–present)
UNLV Rebels (NCAA) (2020–present)
Las Vegas Bowl (NCAA) (2021–present)

Allegiant Stadium is a domed stadium located in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It serves as the home stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels college football team. It is located on about 62 acres (25 ha) of land west of Mandalay Bay at Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue and between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15. Construction of the $1.9 billion stadium began on November 13, 2017, and its certificate of occupancy was issued on July 31, 2020.[11]

  1. ^ Baca, Michael (August 21, 2020). "Raiders hold practice at Allegiant Stadium: 'Welcome to the Death Star'". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Raiders Select AEG Facilities to Operate New State-of-the-Art Stadium Under Construction in Las Vegas". AEGWorldwide.com. June 25, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Stadium Proposal" (PDF). Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Gordon, Grant (July 10, 2020). "Jon Gruden on Allegiant Stadium: 'Greatest thing I've ever seen'". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises. Retrieved July 11, 2020. Construction began in November of 2017 and the stadium will house 65,000 fans at full capacity.
  5. ^ Gulbransen, Scott (June 24, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: New Stadium Plans Reveal Super Bowl Configuration". SilverAndBlackToday.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Learn the Story Behind Allegiant Stadium". SI.com. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Clark County Stadium Authority Financing Plan Discussion Materials" (PDF). Las Vegas Stadium Authority. August 17, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Las Vegas Stadium | Procurement Package 1a & 1b" (PDF). July 12, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Las Vegas Stadium | Procurement Package 2a" (PDF). September 12, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Halter, Nick (May 12, 2017). "Report: Mortenson will build football stadium for Raiders in Las Vegas (slideshow)". Minneapolis–St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Raiders Public Relations (July 31, 2020). "Construction of Allegiant Stadium achieves Certificate of Occupancy". Raiders.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved August 21, 2020.