Las Vegas welcomes their very own Raiders! Not only will the Raiders and Allegiant be home to the Raider’s, UNLV football will soon have a new home.
And the countdown begins! One of greatest, most monumental occasions in Las Vegas history is about to happen! Las Vegas welcomes their very own Raiders! Local residents are warned to stay clear of the Strip as it will be the dominant focal point for the NFL Draft this coming April, with players making their grand entrance on the beautiful Bellagio lake. Suffice it to say, stay clear of the Strip as it will be blocked off for several days.
During the most recent commission meeting, the traffic situation was revealed that the Upcoming Draft will affect traffic. There will be multiple closures on the Strip starting from the front of the Bellagio to Flamingo over to Koval. Don’t worry, Las Vegans, you will still be able to walk through portions of the Strip. As, “We have a million-square-feet to work with on this property to bring as many fans as we can, and that is really the goal.” The raiders are planning on utilizing between 1,500 to 3,000 workers to bring this excitement to Las Vegas locals and tourists alike.
Not only will the Raiders and Allegiant be home to the Raider’s, UNLV football will soon have a new home.
Las Vegas Raiders president, Marc Badain states, "We're thrilled that our future home will be known as Allegiant Stadium," He further explains, "As the hometown airline, Allegiant is the perfect partner to showcase the incredible support we continue to receive from the Southern Nevada community. We are grateful to all involved who worked diligently to make Allegiant Stadium a reality."
The 1.75 million-square-feet with state-of-the-art domed stadium that will also host many world-class major sports and entertainment events. Fans get ready for as the stadium will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus a Big Ten or SEC opponent. That’s right, a Pac-12 Football Championship Game.