The Raiders will play in their new, $2 billion Las Vegas Stadium nicknamed the 'Death Star' on Monday — here's what it looks like

Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesThe Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium will debut on September 21.
  • The Raiders have officially moved to Las Vegas.
  • Their new stadium, Allegiant Stadium, reportedly cost $US2 billion to build and is ready for the Raiders’ Week 2 home-opener.
  • Through photos, video tours, and renderings, we’ve gotten a better look at the sleek stadium some are calling the “Death Star.”
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The Raiders are officially in Las Vegas and will play their first game in “Sin City” on Monday to wrap up Week 2 of the NFL season.

The Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas earlier this year. Part of their move includes Allegiant Stadium, which is estimated to cost $US2 billion to build.

Through photos, video tours, and renderings, we’re getting a better look at the sleek new stadium that some are calling the “Death Star” and will house Las Vegas’ first NFL team.

Take a look below.


Allegiant Stadium stadium is a little outside the Las Vegas strip, but will still be part of the skyline.

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Another look at the stadium near Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Another angle shows Allegiant Stadium isn’t too far removed from the strip.

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The stadium shines at night.

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The glassy exterior gives it a sleek look.

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A closer look at the paneling.

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Construction was ongoing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A look inside the stadium, which is expected to hold up to 65,000 people, though the Raiders won’t have fans to begin the season.

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Another angle:

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There is an 85-foot torch with a flame in tribute to late owner Al Davis. It’s said to be the largest 3D-printed object ever. Here is a rendering:

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The torch can be seen in the background from the field level.

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And the windows behind the torch have stunning views of the Vegas strip.

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The stadium will have end zone suites that will give lucky fans incredible views of the action.

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The Raiders locker room has famous and inspirational quotes from the team’s history throughout it.

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There is a retractable grass field that can slide in and out of the stadium.

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A video rendering showed how the field will slide in and out of the stadium on rollers.

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The project includes 76 motors to move the 1,500-ton field in and out.

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The finished project will look like this:

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Las Vegas is officially an NFL city!

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