The story of the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium told through a timeline of news headlines leading back all the way to a $77-million land deal in 2017. Breaking news about Allegiant Stadium will be added on-going, so bookmark this page now.
Raiders could lose $30 million local partnership
August 6, 2020: The Las Vegas Raiders continue to be one of the hardest hit sports entities when it comes to the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Raiders already announced that they will not host fans at the $1.86 billion state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium off the Vegas strip for their inaugural campaign in the desert. Now comes another major hit.
Raiders could lose staggering amount without stadium attendance
August 5, 2020: The Las Vegas Raiders took massive action before the 2020 NFL season by banning fan attendance at Allegiant Stadium this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While playing in an empty stadium might have some impact on the players, the fallout will be dramatically worse for the organization.
Heading into a season where the NFL anticipates losing billions of dollars in revenue with either empty stadiums or significantly reduced crowds, the Raiders could take the hardest hit of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout.
Owner anticipates empty stadiums for 2020 season
July 30, 2020: The Las Vegas Raiders have waited for years to move to Las Vegas and open up the beautiful and state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium. While that will still happen this year, the new stadium could be without fans when the NFL stadium begins.
As NFL teams continue adjusting plans for stadium attendance this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is beginning to settle in for Raiders owner Mark Davis. With the opener fast approaching, the Raiders might now have to play in a building without fans.
Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium is amazing lit up
May 23, 2020: It’s become commonly known as the “Death Star” for appearing to look like something out of “Star Wars.” The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium right off the strip in the desert metropolis is a looker. It seems to be something out of the future.
Las Vegas Raiders Stadium worked gets COVID-19
April 17, 2020: It’s looking more and more like the NFL’s grand unveiling of two brand new stadiums this coming season will have to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s if the 2020 season starts on time.
We reported earlier on Friday that SoFi Stadium, the future home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, have postponed events through July. The first preseason game in that venue is scheduled for August. This comes after the opening of said stadium was delayed. It was initially slated to open last season.
Jon Gruden tours Raiders’ new Las Vegas stadium
January 20, 2020: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was in Las Vegas last week and pretty much indicated that it’s now officially the Las Vegas Raiders. It won’t technically become official until the start of the new league year but everything is settling in as the Raiders relocate from Oakland.
This now includes head coach Jon Gruden touring Allegiant Stadium in the desert metropolis. The photos are not noteworthy. The symbolism sure is.
PSLs for Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium sold out
January 16, 2020: The Raiders will officially become the Las Vegas Raiders in March. But they are already in the process of making that move from Oakland. There’s also tremendous news on this front. Personal seat licenses (PSLs) for Allegiant Stadium are already sold out.
Prices for the PSLs ranged from $500 to $75,000 for the 65,000 seat stadium. Allegiant Stadium is expected to cost $1.84 billion. Given how the Raiders had a hard time selling out in Northern California, this is no small thing.
New Raiders home will officially be called ‘Allegiant Stadium’
August 5, 2019: The Oakland Raiders will spend one more year in Northern California before making their way to the desert, where a brand new stadium awaits their arrival. On Monday, news broke that the shiny new digs have an official name.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the venue will be called “Allegiant Stadium.”
Kansas City flag under Las Vegas Raiders stadium
December 30, 2019: Some people are casual trolls who simply live to pester their targets. Then there are those who raise their troll game to epic levels, such as a Kansas City Chiefs fan who says he buried a Chiefs flag under the new stadium being built for the Raiders in Las Vegas.
Chris Scherzer posted a picture of himself holding a Chiefs flag at the construction site in Vegas with the caption, “Flag buried in dirt, encased in concrete with a stadium built on top of it! Chiefs 1 Raiders 0.”
Groundbreaking Las Vegas stadium set for next month
October 19, 2017: It’s coming closer to becoming a reality. Now that the Oakland Raiders have already announced a relocation to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season — a relocation that has been approved by the NFL — only one thing stood in the way of it becoming official.
Groundbreaking for the new venue in the desert metropolis. According to Alan Snel of Las Vegas Sports Biz, groundbreaking on the new venue is slated for November 13th.
Raiders close finance deal for new Las Vegas stadium
September 14, 2017: Any real hope of the Oakland Raiders backing out of their relocation to Las Vegas in 2020 can pretty much be thrown out the window. According to Adam Candee of the Las Vegas Sun, the Raiders’ financing of the new venue, via Bank of America, is on the verge of closing.
This means that all the ducks are in a row for Raiders owner Mark Davis and Co. to pack up and move following the 2019 campaign. The financing deal itself calls for $1 billion, which will help all parties cover the cost of what is expected to be a magnificent venue in the desert metropolis. Bank of America stepped up when former investor Sheldon Adelson backed out of his financing deal with the team.
Raiders’ proposed stadium on strip is gorgeous
August 17: 2017: What kind of stadium will the Raiders have once they move to Las Vegas? Just how will the stadium show off some of Las Vegas’ famed landmarks? Thanks to an artist’s rendering, we now have a good preview.
Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Sun posted a group of photos of what the stadium will look like. The best looking of all showed what fans will see behind the Raiders’ flame when the retractable glass wall opens up.
Raiders want fans to park miles from the new stadium
July 7, 2017: The parking logistics at many football stadiums are not always ideal. Unfortunately, the future Las Vegas Raiders reportedly have plans to make fans park miles away from their new stadium.
According to Adam Candee of The Las Vegas Sun, the Raiders are working with the University of Las Vegas to supply thousands of campus parking spots for patron parking. The good here is the parking will be free, per the report. The bad is that UNLV is slightly more than three miles away from the Raiders’ new stadium site. Vegas traffic will only add more delays to the amount of time it takes to shuttle from UNLV to the stadium.
Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease approved
May 18, 2017: Unless something unforeseen happens, the Oakland Raiders will be calling Las Vegas home starting in 2020. There had been some question about whether the Raiders and the Las Vegas Vegas Stadium Authority would be able to come to terms on a lease for the new venue.
That can now be thrown completely out the window. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Stadium Authority approved the lease by a unanimous 9-0 vote. This sets into motion the lease agreement being sent to the NFL for full approval during October’s owners meeting.
Las Vegas Raiders stadium to be ready for 2020 season
May 9, 2017: The Las Vegas Raiders stadium, which looks like it’s going to be gorgeous, is slated to be completed in time for the 2020 season. With the Raiders recently purchasing a plot of land for over $77 million that will serve as the site of the new stadium.
As Velotta noted in his report, the Raiders’ 30-month construction plan is “ambitious,” to say the least.