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 Rebels college football team. Construction of the USD 1.9 billion stadium began on November 13, 2017, and its certificate of occupancy was issued on July 31, 2020.
About Allegiant Stadium in brief
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 Rebels college football team. Construction of the USD 1.9 billion stadium began on November 13, 2017, and its certificate of occupancy was issued on July 31, 2020. The stadium has a roll-in natural bermuda grass field similar to the one at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. While the Raiders play on the grass field, UNLV prefers to play on an artificial turf surface. The north endzone area in front of the retractable windows contains a large torch that houses a flame in honor of Al Davis, the late long-time owner of the Raiders. The torch is 85 feet tall and is currently the largest 3D printed object in the world. In January 2016, reports emerged that Las Vegas Sands was considering developing a stadium in conjunction with Majestic Realty and UNLV, on a 42-acre site on Tropicana Avenue owned by UNLV. On April 28, 2016, Davis said he wanted to move the Raiders to Las Vegas and pledged USD 500 million toward the construction of the proposed USD 2. 4-billion domed Stadium. In October 2016, Sandoval called a special session of the Nevada Legislature to consider a stadium bill for the stadium and other tourism-related proposals. On September 15, 2016 the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee voted to recommend and approve USD 750 million for theLas Vegas stadium plan.
The proposal was approved by a vote of 16–5, with Adelson pledging USD 650 million of his personal wealth to the project. In June 2016, Southwest Airlines objected to the location because its proximity to the northern end of one of McCarran Airport’s runways could negatively affect the safety and capacity of air traffic at the airport. The viability of the Tropicna Avenue site was called into serious question in June 2016. The Raiders had been trying to get a new stadium built for the team since the 1980s, and had just missed out on relocating to Los Angeles that same month with the Rams and Chargers moving into anew stadium in Inglewood, California and were at an impasse in Oakland. In the spring of 2016, Adelson decided to move ahead with the stadium as an individual investment, pledging USD650 million. On August 25, the Raiders filed a trademark application for the Raiders application for a stadium west of Mandalay Bay. By September, the list of potential locations soon expanded to nine candidates, including the sites of the Wild Wild West casino, the Wynn golf course, the Riviera Golf Club, and a vacant lot on Russell Road, just west of Interstate 15. The list was narrowed to two possibilities: two Bali Hai Golf Club sites, south to the MandalayBay Golf Club and the Las Cashman Center. On October 16, 2016 a vote was held to approve the stadium plan and the stadium was approved.