Las Vegas Stadium is the working name for a domed stadium planned to be built in Paradise, Nevada for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) and the UNLV Rebels football team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Construction of the stadium is planned to begin in 2017 and be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season. Total cost is estimated at $1.9 billion. An approved $750 million public “hotel room tax” was approved by officials a while back at an estimated $1.77 additional cost per hotel room transaction. View PDF presentation breakdown here.
MANICA Architecture firm is behind the design of the new state-of-the-art Las Vegas Stadium which rivals the newly completed Minnesota Vikings stadium, the Atlanta Falcons stadium, and the (under construction) Los Angeles Rams Inglewood stadium. The sleek and modern stadium features a horseshoe-shaped seating arrangement that is open on one end to offer spectacular views toward the neighboring Las Vegas Strip. At the center of the open club end is a tower of approximately 120 feet that will house a “flaming cauldron” in Al Davis’ honor.
The domed and air-conditioned stadium includes 65,000 spectator seats and captures the spirit and excitement of Las Vegas. The design is expandable to 72,000 for Super Bowl events.
The site, located adjacent to the Strip, accommodates the state-of-the-art stadium, on site parking, tailgating amenities, and a mixed-use commercial development. It’s location near to the freeway and the airport allows for easy access and adequate surrounding parking.
The current design envisions a retractable natural turf field and large operable walls that open toward the nearby strip. A wide variety of open clubs, lounges and private suites throughout all levels of the stadium ensure a luxury experience for spectators.
Las Vegas is set to make billions of dollars with year-around events expected to be hosted at the new stadium, but are not limited to concerts, conventions, major college bowl games or the College Football Playoff National Championship, Super Bowl and various other NFL events, NCAA Final Four, Major League Soccer matches, Rodeos, UFC bouts, WrestleManias, the Las Vegas Bowl, USA Sevens Rugby, along with high school sporting events. For now, we wait…