What Happens In Vegas….Happens At Allegiant Stadium
After a year’s delay of opening for fans due to the pandemic, Allegiant Stadium made its debut in front of a live audience during the 2021 NFL season. Allegiant Stadium is the brainchild of the late Al Davis, the longtime owner/managing partner of the Raiders organization. From the time you see the shining black and silver exterior of the building (aka The Death Star), you can see his input into the design of the facility. Everything in the stadium, including the bathrooms, is painted one of three colors…white, black, or silver. One addition made to the stadium after the senior Davis’ death is a 92-foot-tall memorial torch atop the northern end of the stadium. The torch was built using 3-D technology and is currently the largest 3-D printed object in the world. The $1.8 billion stadium certainly offers all the bells and whistles you would expect of any major building going up in Las Vegas.
The 65,000-seat stadium features 127 suites and 8,000 club seats spread out over ten levels of seating. One of its most important features is a transparent ETFE roof, which allows spectators to escape the oppressively hot temperatures Las Vegas can experience throughout the year. This also allows the stadium to have a natural grass playing surface, another feature the old school Davis insisted on in the design. Allegiant Stadium uses a similar system to State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, where the 19-million-pound retractable natural turf surface is transported into the stadium via a tray-like structure that can move the grass inside for events and outside to receive adequate sun and water when the stadium is not in use.
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Allegiant Field has one of the most diverse sets of concessions offerings in the NFL.
Hot dog and burger lovers can choose from Neon Dogs and Holsteins Shakes and Buns (Gold Standard burgers for $16, Nom Nom burgers with cheddar cheese and thousand island sauces for $16 and Veggie Burgers for $16 or Fukuburgers. Pizza is available at Pizza Rock, Evel Pie and Pizza Squared. Mexican offerings include Viva Las Noches, and BBQ Mexicana (Avocado Chicken Burritos, Smoked Brisket Burritos and a BLTA Wrap for $15 each, BBQ Pork Skins or Chips and Salsa for $8) and Mexican Specialties. Other stands include Rollin’ Smoke BBQ (Pulled Piggie, Chopped Brisket or Smoked Chicken for $15 and Kickin’ BBQ Beans for $3), and Graffico Bao Chinese. Your typical stadium food is available at the Taste of the Nations Tailgate Favorites stands (Raider Dogs for $7, souvenir soft drinks for $8 and water for $6)
Adult beverages are available at Hop Valley (Hop Valley IPA’s for $13, Domestic canned beers for $13, premium canned beers for $15 and wine for $12) the Modelo Cantina Club, Casamingos Tequila Lounge, Las Vegas’ Area 419 (out of this world adult beverages) or the Blue Moon Brewing Company.
Sin City fans have waited an extra year to meet their new team in person and the energy and excitement in the stands is off the charts. Las Vegas residents proved they are definitely “big league” when it comes to sports as they have proven with the NHL Black Knights and now the Raiders. They have quickly adopted the black and silver colors of the Raiders and filled the stadium for each game thus far. Members of the “Black Hole” from Oakland have not turned their back on the team, as they make the quick flight from the Bay area to create havoc for the visiting team.
Several of the local casinos have purchased suites or memberships in the many premium clubs at Allegiant Stadium to entertain many of their biggest clients as well. The private areas of the stadium are filled with a virtual gallery of Raiders-themed art with a Vegas twist (how about Elvis in a Raiders jersey or Marilyn Monroe in a Raiderette outfit?)
The stadium also salutes the excellence of the Raiders organization through a very impressive Raider’s Hall of Fame as well as oversized tickets from each of the Raider’s three Super Bowl appearances. The black, silver, and white color scheme of the entire Allegiant Stadium complex pulls all these elements together.
There is no stadium in the NFL that is closer to more than 200 hotels, the top talent in the entertainment industry, wonderful restaurants, and sunny weather throughout the year than Allegiant Stadium. It is located at the southern end of the Las Vegas strip, just across I-15 (Frank Sinatra Drive) from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The stadium is within easy walking distance of all the casinos, hotels, and entertainment venues that Las Vegas is famous for. Shuttles run along the Strip on gamedays, providing direct service to the stadium.
No matter what time the game starts and ends, you will find plenty of things to see and do in Vegas… as it is truly open 24 hours a day. The city welcomes “the bad boy” Raiders with open arms as the city prides itself on being an adult playground. Las Vegas proved it was ready for professional sports a few years ago when the Las Vegas Blacks Knights stunned the NFL with sellout crowds and a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The one element that has changed the most in the move from Oakland to Las Vegas is its fanbase. Raider Nation in Oakland was known as the most rabid fanbase in the league. It was probably most famous for the Black Hole, a seating area in the end zone so intimidating their own mothers would be scared to sit there. They wore outfits with chains, faux spikes on their biker jackets, and skull imagery. Most went by nicknames rather than by their given names. They were the embodiment of what Al Davis was… a rebel amongst a bunch of establishment billionaire owners. Davis famously took in players that had been let go from other teams due to their recklessness both on and off the field. Frankly, the franchise did not leave Oakland due to lack of fan support… it was because they could not get a new stadium deal, a problem the Oakland A’s are still experiencing.
This is not a dig at the new fans the Raiders are cultivating in Las Vegas. After all, many people refer to it as “Sin City”. However, Raiders fans in Las Vegas tend to be more prosperous than they were in Oakland. A big reason for this is the PSL’s required to help finance the new stadium. This typically prices out the blue-collar workers that formed the Raider Nation in Oakland. Tickets now are used to reward the big spenders that are drawn to Vegas by the casinos. Rowdy behavior was expected at the Oakland Coliseum, in Las Vegas, that same behavior might get you ejected. Most of the fans in Las Vegas are employed in the hospitality industry… which is famous for welcoming visitors, while the Oakland fans enjoyed intimidating them.
Las Vegas has proven that it has great sports fans… as the NHL hockey franchise has flourished in this desert oasis. They also fill Allegiant Stadium every Sunday despite the high cost of a PSL and some of the highest ticket prices in the league. It is simply too early to determine what the fanbase in Las Vegas will become…. and it is unfair to compare them to the Raider Nation of old. Despite the pain and the high cost of tickets, many of the Oakland contingents are still making the trek south to Las Vegas to cheer on their former team. To sum up our score for fans, it is simply a tale of two cities and two distinctly different fanbases.
Allegiant Stadium is easily accessible from virtually anywhere in Las Vegas. It is located only 4 miles from the city’s McCarran International Airport and is within walking distance of many of the hotels/casinos at the southern end of the Strip. Shuttles will also travel up and down the Strip on gamedays to pick up fans.
Fans driving to the games will also find the stadium is very easy to get to as it is right next to I-15. From the north: Take I-15 southbound to Tropicana Avenue. Take exit 37 to Tropicana West. Turn left at Dean Martin Drive, then right onto Al Davis Way. From the south: Take I-15 northbound to Russell Road exit (Exit 36). Follow the signs to Tropicana Avenue, turning left at West Tropicana. Turn left on Dean Martin Drive then a right on Al Davis Way.
McCarran International Airport offers nonstop service to virtually every big city in the US. As the title sponsor of the stadium, Allegiant Airlines offers special deals on Las Vegas flights when the Raiders play at home.
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As Las Vegas enters its second year in the NFL, it will be the first time their home fans will see the team in action on their home turf. During the pandemic season, no fans were allowed inside Allegiant Stadium. Due to this year-long delay, the demand for tickets has gone through the roof. During the 2021 season, the only way someone will be able to buy a ticket to a game in Vegas is on the secondary market. Don’t be surprised to see tickets anywhere in the stadium to go for less than several hundred dollars. The food concessions prices can vary greatly, as some of the vendors are run by celebrity chefs, while others is run by the more typical stadium food vendors. Another factor in budgeting for a game in Vegas is the cost of lodging. Hotels that have casinos and name entertainment and are situated on the strip are much more expensive and add a “resort fee” on top of your room price. If you travel just a few blocks off the strip you will find the familiar name-brand hotels that are perfectly decent at a fraction of the price.
One thing to remember about Las Vegas… if you have a good night at the tables your gameday expenses will just seem to fade away!
Allegiant Stadium also serves as the home of UNLV college football, the PAC 12 Championship Game, and the Las Vegas Bowl.
The stadium plans to hold major concerts in the venue during the off-season. Stadium officials also plan to bid on major events, including the Super Bowl, the Final Four, and major conventions. They also plan to campaign for an MLS franchise for Las Vegas.
Another unique feature of the stadium is retractable curtain-like windows atop the northern end of the stadium that faces out towards the Las Vegas Strip, resulting in stunning views at night when the Strip is lit up.
Allegiant Stadium has the first sports betting lounge of any stadium in the NFL. (It is Las Vegas, after all!)
As you would expect in a city known for extravagant lighting, Allegiant Stadium offers a top-of-the-line electronics package. There are large videoboards located at each end of the stadium, with ribbon boards encircling the seating areas.
Las Vegas continues to build on its reputation as a great sports town. Now that the NHL and NFL have established themselves in the Fantasyland in the Desert… it will only a matter of time before you see the Super Bowl, the Final Four and other major sporting events played in Allegiant Stadium…you can bet on that!
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The best seats for a Las Vegas Raiders game are located in the sections closest to the 50-yard line in the lower level sections in rows 10 and up.Can I take an empty water bottle into Allegiant Stadium? ›
Bottles, cans, and hard-sided beverage containers of any kind are prohibited from entering Allegiant Stadium. A security screening will be conducted at the entries to prevent these items from entering the stadium. The Ticketmaster Box Office at Allegiant Stadium is located on the Northeast corner of the stadium.Do you need to be fully vaccinated for Allegiant Stadium? ›
The Las Vegas Raiders will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or masks for home games at Allegiant Stadium. Throughout the pandemic, we have followed the advice and guidelines of federal and state medical professionals to create a safe environment for our staff, players and fans.Is the grass real at Allegiant Stadium? ›
The Raiders play on natural grass, which is in a tray outside the stadium that is inserted into the domed, 62,500-seat stadium.Does it get cold inside Allegiant Stadium? ›
The stadium has a massive A/C system which can keep the entire stadium from 70–74 degrees on a 100 F + degree day.How early should I get to Allegiant Stadium? ›
Allegiant Stadium gates for general admission open two hours prior to kickoff for Las Vegas Raiders games. Allegiant Stadium VIP entrances open three hours prior to kickoff (source).How much is a beer at Raiders stadium? ›
The Price Of A Beer At Every NFL Stadium (2022)
|Los Angeles Rams||$13.75|
|Las Vegas Raiders||$12.00|
|San Francisco 49ers||$11.50|
|New Orleans Saints||$11.50|
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Every person will be charged an additional $35 for any bag brought into the venue. Empty water bottles will be an $8 charge as well. The game might occasionally be delayed without much explanation.Can you take purses into Allegiant Stadium? ›
Small clutch bags, 4.5" x 6.5" x 2" can be taken into the stadium with one of the approved clear bags.
All outside food and beverage are prohibited from entering Allegiant Stadium.Can I take my vape into Allegiant Stadium? ›
Per The Nevada Clean Air Indoor Act, Allegiant Stadium is a smoke-free facility. This includes the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Designated smoking areas are located outside of the stadium.Is Allegiant Stadium Coke or Pepsi? ›
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Raiders and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling – a Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. company – announced a partnership today naming Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling the official soft drink partner of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium.Can you still buy a brick at Allegiant Stadium? ›
Yes, for anywhere between $850 and $1,500 you, too, can get a Legacy Brick at the Silver and Black's new home. As your Raiders prepare for a historic move to Las Vegas, you are invited to take advantage of a rare and special opportunity to cement your legacy at Allegiant Stadium.Is Allegiant Stadium heated? ›
The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is an air-conditioned arena, as it is a fully enclosed, climate-controlled dome.How hot does it get in Allegiant Stadium? ›
The highest temperature during the day will be 73°F at about 4 pm.Is Allegiant Stadium roof see through? ›
Still, of all the state-of-the-art features of the new Allegiant Stadium design—from the retractable playing surface to the translucent roof and its climate-controlled interior—none can match the permanent tribute to the Raiders late, iconic owner, Al Davis.Are Allegiant Stadium seats padded? ›
For Raiders games, club seat ticketholders can use the Raiders + Allegiant Stadium app to order food and drinks directly to their seats. All Club Seats are over-sized padded chairs within 40 rows of the field.What is not allowed at Allegiant Stadium? ›
Bag Check Policy. Attendees' bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not be bigger than 12” x 6” x 12”. In addition to this item, you are allowed small clutch bags, measuring 4.5” x 6.5” x 2”. Purses that are larger than the above-mentioned clutch are not permitted.Are there any shuttles to Allegiant Stadium? ›
Deuce on the Strip service
For tourists traveling from downtown Las Vegas or the Strip, the RTC's popular double-decker Deuce service provides convenient, 24/7 service to get fans to Allegiant Stadium and T-Mobile Arena.
Parking Near Allegiant Stadium and More
Parking for Raiders' games in actual stadium lots ranges from $100-$500+. Lot Z, which is beyond the free parking we are pointing out below, is $40+.
All outlets are cashless and only accept major credit and debit cards. Fans convert their cash to a debit card using one of the Cash to Card kiosks located throughout the stadium. Here's a look at what to expect for food and beverage at Allegiant Stadium.How much does it cost to tailgate at Raiders Stadium? ›
The majority of the spaces surrounding Allegiant Stadium will be open for tailgating and will cost fans $100 per game, with some of the parking spots reserved for VIPs and other premium seat holders.Which NFL team has the smallest fanbase? ›
Total Number of Fans
In terms of the raw number of fans in the US, two things stayed consistent throughout the past five years: the Dallas Cowboys have the largest fanbase in the NFL, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have the smallest.
Allegiant Stadium, home of the National Football League's Las Vegas Raiders, is just a short walk from several marquee MGM properties, including Delano, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. However, fans are sure to make plenty of stops on their way to the game.Can you bring food to Raiders stadium? ›
Can you Bring Outside Food into Allegiant Stadium? According to the team's official website, all outside food and beverages are prohibited when entering the stadium.Do you have to pay to tailgate at Allegiant Stadium? ›
Donations help them keep the free tailgates going, but it is well worth it! We are hosting tailgates for 2022.How much is a hot dog at Allegiant Stadium? ›
The Raiders have the NFL's highest average ticket prices at $153.47, and the price for parking at Allegiant Stadium is $100. A hot dog costs $8 and a 16 oz beer goes for $12, the study states.How much does a brick cost at Allegiant Stadium? ›
The Legacy Bricks will be installed at the front entrance. All funds raised through the Legacy Brick Program will benefit the Raiders Foundation. Prices range from $850 to $1,500 and are listed below.How much does it cost to tailgate at Allegiant Stadium? ›
Can you tailgate at Allegiant Stadium? Yes, you can tailgate at Allegiant Stadium. Parking lots typically open four hours before kickoff. It cost $100 per space to tailgate at the stadium.
Adults: Government issued ID. b. Minors: Government issued ID or a Parent/guardian may provide affirmation of minor's name/identity.
The Uber/Rideshare drop-off and pick-up zone is conveniently located within a short walking distance of the Stadium and can be accessed via the front half of Lot N on Dean Martin Drive (5285 Dean Martin Dr). Traffic will be directed southbound on Dean Martin Dr.How strict is the NFL bag policy? ›
Unlike some event venues, we are not banning all bags. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with either the 12" by 6" by 12" clear tote bag or the one-gallon freezer bag. No buckles, grommets/hardware, or décor can be concealing any part of the bag.What do Raiders club seats include? ›
The premium loge seats are purchased in groups of four tickets and come with comfortable seats, premium site lines, VIP parking passes, exclusive menu and beverage options from your seat, early entry to the stadium, VIP entrances, and access to the 200 level clubs.Can you walk from Mandalay Bay to Allegiant Stadium? ›
Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Delano are all located within a 15 minute walking distance from Allegiant Stadium making The Fan District the ideal location for event parking, and getting your pre-game on before your short walk to the Stadium.Is Allegiant Stadium standing room only? ›
All of this located just a few yards from the back of the endzone. There are two types of Field Club tickets. Standing Room only tickets will get guests access to the space without a table or seat. Meanwhile, VIP Tables include wait service, space for 10-12 guests and a jealous look from everyone else in the stadium.Do Vapes set off stadium metal detectors? ›
Most likely. The vape and the battery both contain metal. It would depend on how sensitive the metal detector is. But more than likely it would.Can you bring a blanket on a plane Allegiant? ›
In short: YES! According to the TSA you are allowed to both check a blanket in your luggage and to bring a blanket on a plane within a carry-on (and this also includes electric blankets).Can I use Bluetooth headphones on Allegiant? ›
Allegiant Airlines: Bluetooth headphones allowed, but not during take-off and landing. American Airlines: Bluetooth headphones are allowed, but not during take-off and landing.What kind of beer is sold at Allegiant Stadium? ›
LAS VEGAS – Molson Coors today was announced as a Founding Partner of Allegiant Stadium and an Official Partner of the Las Vegas Raiders. Molson Coors becomes the Official Domestic Beer as well as the Official Craft and Hard Seltzer of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium.
SoFi Stadium and Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders with a reported cost of $1.9 billion, are the two most expensive and newest, having been opened in 2020. AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, cost a reported $1.3 billion and opened in 2009.What was Pepsi called before Pepsi? ›
On August 28, 1898, “Pepsi-Cola” got its name. Beginning in 1893, New Bern pharmacist Caleb Bradham developed and began serving a carbonated drink he called “Brad's Drink.” He served the beverage from the soda fountain in his pharmacy at the corner of Pollock and Middle Streets.How much does a Raiders brick cost? ›
The bricks are inscribed with Raiders shield logo and up to three lines of personalized text; includes a duplicate, Replica Brick for home or office; 8” x 8” Brick — $1,000. Carved with up to six lines of text; and. 4” x 8” Brick — $850.How do you get Raiders brick? ›
Personalize your Legacy Brick at Allegiant Stadium
For more information and to personalize your Raiders Foundation Legacy Brick, please visit www.raidersfoundationbricks.com or call 1-888-483-3639.
The Black Hole doesn't have assigned sections or seats at Allegiant Stadium, but the front rows of sections 121-125 will be occupied by the most die-hard Raiders fans. Families and those cheering for the visiting team may want to avoid this area.Is the grass in Allegiant Stadium real? ›
The Raiders play on natural grass, which is in a tray outside the stadium that is inserted into the domed, 62,500-seat stadium.What is so special about Allegiant Stadium? ›
Incorporating Natural and Artificial Playing Surfaces
Weighing nearly 20 million pounds, the playing field is housed in a movable four-foot-deep “tray” and moves on 540 electrically-powered wheels across 13 rails, which allows the natural grass field to move outdoors for sunlight and water.
Club Seats at Allegiant Stadium are some of the best seats for Raiders games and other events. Club sections are labeled C131-C137 on the Raiders side and C109-C115 on the visitor side. All club seats come with exclusive access to a private club lounge with its own entrance.What is mezzanine seating Allegiant Stadium? ›
The mezzanine is the stadium's second level, just above the lower and below the upper levels. The front mezzanine is an excellent place to sit due to its superb overview of the stadium and affordable ticket prices.Can you sit anywhere on Allegiant? ›
You Choose Where You Sit
FREE: We will randomly assign your seat, and you may make a new friend! Purchase your seat before you travel and choose where (or with whom) you want to sit.
Small clutch bags, 4.5" x 6.5" x 2" can be taken into the stadium with one of the approved clear bags.
Personal seat licenses for premium club seating at the Raiders' Las Vegas stadium will cost fans between $20,000 and $75,000 apiece and will generate at least 160 million in revenue for the Raiders. There will be 8,000 of these club seats and “VVIP club seats” available.What do club level seats include Raiders? ›
These seats come with access to the Twitch Lounge and Modelo Cantina Club. The Modelo Cantina Club is a 26,000 square foot space that looks out to the 50-yard line. It also has three branded bars. The Twitch lounge has a 300 banquet capacity, over 20,000 square feet, and can hold 3,500 people.
Club levels normally provide fans several additional amenities than standard seating. Club-level seating is open to the elements, as opposed to the entirely enclosed luxury boxes, which gives more of an outdoor impression at roofless and open-roof stadiums and arenas.Is it better to sit in mezzanine or balcony? ›
The word "balcony" has a certain nose-bleed connotation, and ticket buyers are less spooked by the word "mezzanine." Front mezzanine seats are usually as good as orchestra seats, sometimes better, depending on the show. For a show with a visual sweep or intricate choreography, you might be better off in the mezzanine.Are mezzanine or floor seats better? ›
Mezzanine seating can offer a more panoramic view and, if you're in the first row or two, you'll often be closer to the stage than you would have been in the orchestra. "I think that the front, center mezzanine is the best spot" says Elf Niece - "there you can see the whole stage without missing detail in the show."Are mezzanine seats worth it? ›
Orchestra seats get you closest to the stage, but being in the mezzanine or balcony can give you a wider, fuller view of the stage from a little higher up, especially as compared to a section like the side orchestra, where you might be closer, but might not have a full view of one far side of the stage.How do I get a good seat on Allegiant? ›
The choice is yours.
All Allegiant flights feature comfortable, assigned leather seats. For a nominal fee, you can select your seat at the time of reservation, guaranteeing your comfort and location onboard your flight. If you're traveling with a companion, ensure you sit together.
Yes, each passenger may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item in addition to necessary medical and assistive devices (including strollers), one jacket or coat, a small umbrella, food for consumption en route and/or a diaper bag.Does Allegiant Air have a dress code? ›
Allegiant's dress code is relaxed and casual, however, you, your eligible travelers, and guests must present a clean, well-groomed and tasteful appearance.
Can you Bring Outside Food into Allegiant Stadium? According to the team's official website, all outside food and beverages are prohibited when entering the stadium.