- 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.
Another look at the stadium near Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Another angle shows Allegiant Stadium isn’t too far removed from the strip.
The stadium shines at night.
The glassy exterior gives it a sleek look.
A closer look at the paneling.
Construction was ongoing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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:
The torch can be seen in the background from the field level.
And the windows behind the torch have stunning views of the Vegas strip.
The stadium will have end zone suites that will give lucky fans incredible views of the action.
The Raiders locker room has famous and inspirational quotes from the team’s history throughout it.
There is a retractable grass field that can slide in and out of the stadium.
A video rendering showed how the field will slide in and out of the stadium on rollers.
The project includes 76 motors to move the 1,500-ton field in and out.
The finished project will look like this:
Las Vegas is officially an NFL city!
Now, get caught up on all of Week 2’s action…
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