#5 Allegiant Stadium has really jumpstarted the Las Vegas economy
It’s no secret that Allegiant Stadium was created as a home for the Las Vegas Raiders, but they aren’t the only ones taking advantage of this state-of-the-art facility. Everyone from WWE to the MLS has held events in the new stadium and even more will in the future. Allegiant Stadium is one of the premier venues in the country, and it’s had a big impact on Las Vegas.
According to the stadium’s website, $2 billion was spent on construction and the venue is raking in over $620 million a year. Whether that’s true or not is anyone’s guess and depends on what numbers they are going by, but that is still a lot of money flowing into the Las Vegas economy!
#4 Allegiant Stadium hosted WWE SummerSlam in 2021
One of the best events by far had to be when Allegiant Stadium played host to WWE SummerSlam on August 21, 2021. The event was headlined by John Cena versus Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. The undercard was also stacked with surprises, including a return by Becky Lynch and Bobby Lashley defeating Goldberg by referee stoppage. This all made for quite an interesting show and even prompted the company to decide to come back in July of 2022 for their Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
#3 Allegiant Stadium hosted the first Las Vegas Raiders home game in 2021
Another big event was the Las Vegas Raiders’ first home game at Allegiant Stadium, which took place on September 21, 2021, against the Baltimore Ravens. The game went into overtime, where Derek Carr connected with Zay Jones for a walkoff touchdown to end things 33-27. While that might not sound like a big deal, it was the first time fans were allowed inside the stadium for a Raiders game due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the Raiders have gone 2-6 at the venue in total and will probably have to look well past 2022 to get a positive record.
#2 Allegiant Stadium brings the star power with amazing concert line ups!
And then there are the handful of artists that have already headlined Allegiant Stadium, including, Garth Brooks, Guns N Roses and the Rolling Stones. The venue is also scheduled to have Metallica and Billy Joel in February and a few more artists before the end of the year.
#1 Las Vegas to host the 2024 Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium!
Other upcoming events at Allegiant Stadium include the Pac 12 championship in December, the Shamrock Series between BYU and Notre Dame, and the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which WWE will host in July. As if all that wasn t exciting enough, Allegiant Stadium is set to fulfill its destiny in 2024 when it will host the Super Bowl. It s no secret that this will be a HUGE event for the stadium.
Being named a Super Bowl host city is a defining moment in the history of Las Vegas, said Steve Hill, CEO and president of the LVCVA. An event of this magnitude combined with the energy of Las Vegas is going to be unmatched. Our entire city is committed to making Super Bowl LVIII the most electrifying sports spectacle ever.”