It’s been years since the announcement that the Oakland Raiders would move to Las Vegas. However, it wasn’t known when they would arrive for their first season in Sin City. It was revealed on December 13th that the Raiders would begin their stint with Las Vegas in 2021. The upsetting things for fans are knowing that 2020 is their last official season in Oakland and that the team most likely won’t ever return to their home state. However, that doesn’t mean that Raiders fans don’t have exciting things coming next season.
Their new home season has been in development for two years, and it’s slated to be the most modern facility in the National Football League. This stadium was subtly named the Death Star, with its official title coming as the Allegiant Stadium.
This new stadium received its official title with the partnership of Allegiant Airlines, a corporation based out of Las Vegas. Raiders fans will receive specialized treatment when travelling with the airline for an Allegiant Stadium matchup. Considering the popularity of this tourist destination, it makes sense that the Oakland Raiders would select a partner that can assist with travelling for home state fans. This deal was additionally the largest ever made within the National Football League.
Local citizens from Las Vegas are concerned with the new stadium, claiming that the increase of tourists in residential areas will prompt tailgating. This new facility will host 65,000 fans per game, with more than 2500 parking spaces. Subsequently, numerous fans will begin drinking and cooking by their vehicles. Allegiant Stadium could, unfortunately, become the new reason for increased crime in Las Vegas, which Raiders Owners hope won’t be the case.
The Allegiant Stadium will be completed by July 31st, 2020. It’s slated that the Raiders won’t begin playing at their new home-base until 2021. However, there is always the chance that delays in the project could make the completion date later than anticipated. Don Webb, the Chief Operating Officer for Allegiant Stadium, noted that there hadn’t been any delays in construction since it began in late 2017.