Las Vegas, the world’s entertainment capital, has added a new form of entertainment. Professional Football. The Las Vegas Raiders started out as the Oakland Raiders. They competed in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division.
The Raiders joined the NFL in 1960 as an expansion team and played their first season in 1961. Since their inception, the Raiders have played their home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum; they first moved to San Francisco during the 1982 season before returning to Oakland for good during the 1994 season.
In 2020, they relocated to Las Vegas. They now play in the $2 Billion state-of-the-art 65,000 seats domed Allegiant stadium. Sitting across the highway from the famous Las Vegas Strip, across from Mandalay Bay
Due to the Pandemic, the first season in the new stadium was played without fans in the seats. The 2021 season had the stands filled to capacity. However, the fans had to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask.
Plus, the stadium has now hosted a series of concerts and events that couldn’t be held in any other Vegas Venue. From Garth Brooks to award shows, the stadium has found many new fans and uses, not just football..
To add a little cherry on top of the cake, the NFL has awarded the 2024 Super Bowl to Las Vegas! Sunday, February 11, 2024