The Raiders will make Vegas their home starting in the 2020 season, but it’s never to early to start planning your trip to Vegas. We expect that NFL season turns the south Vegas strip into Raider Nation, with fans making a weekend of their visit to Sin City. If the NHL’s Vegas Knight attendance is any indication (105% of capacity, which is the best in the NHL), professional sports are going to do just fine in Vegas.
The Raiders have one of the most passionate fan bases and the gameday experience is one of the most unique in football. The Raiders will look to capture the same magic in Las Vegas, turning the south strip to a Raider Nation homecoming each home game.
Keep Up-to-Date with the Raiders Move to Las Vegas
Raiders Move to Las Vegas
The Raiders will move to their new home in Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season. The $1.9 billion,
There is still a small chance that the Raiders will play their 2019 home games in or around Vegas, as they currently don’t have set plans for 2019. This should be resolved soon, but is another thing to keep your eyes on if you want to get a sneak
Mark Davis pulled off the move to Vegas after missing out on moving to Los Angeles when the Chargers and Rams relocated. The NFL team owners voted 31-1 to approve the move, sending the first NFL team to Sin City.
Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Stadium will be complete before the 2020 NFL season. It is located on about 62 acres west of Mandalay Bay at Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue and between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15. Near the airport and adjacent to the Las Vegas strip, the location of Las Vegas Stadium is optimal for both local and visiting guests.
State-of-the-art retractable doors and a glass-domed roof offer the best of both worlds – an outdoor feel with a natural-grass playing field and a comfortable climate – not to mention a stunning view. A sleek and seamless concept brings it all together featuring a perfect design for crowd flow during game day and large-scale events.
Want to get an inside look into the stadium? The Raiders have designed an experience for the public to celebrate the greatest moments in Raiders history, along with the opportunity to learn more about the new Las Vegas Stadium. PSL Deposit Holders will utilize this space to meet with their personal sales consultant and purchase their seats. The Raiders Preview Center is located in Town Square at: 6649 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV, 89119. If arriving via Uber or Lyft, search Raiders Preview Center.
Want season tickets? You can place a deposit for a PSL license at Raiders.com by clicking here.
Raiders Tailgating & Parking in Vegas
Raider Nation has the best tailgating culture in the NFL with each home game acting as a family reunion. The current Coliseum site offers over 8,000 parking spaces which Raider Nation takes over on gameday. This culture is very important to the team and sources told the SF Chronicle that Mark Davis rejected plans for stadiums that did not include enough parking.
That said, the current plans for parking have 2,725 parking spaces around the stadium with an additional 14,000+
A parking report draft by the Kimley-Horn and Associates planning consultant lists four parking areas under consideration:
- The Orleans, 3,700 to 4,625 spaces. The Raiders and Boyd Gaming Corp. have reached an agreement for the team to use the northern end of the hotel-casino property for parking.
- The northeast corner of Arville Street and Tropicana Avenue, 1,025 to 1,175 spaces. The former Southwest Gas facility sits on 9.4 acres between Arville and Wynn Road.
- The southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Arby Avenue, 2,000 to 2,500 spaces. The 20-acre site is located along Windy Street and Las Vegas Boulevard.
- The southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road, 2,900 to 3,625 spaces. The 29-acre site is near Shelbourne Avenue and Blue Diamond Road.
This will be a very different tailgating experience than the current costume party and family reunion that happens together in Oakland, but it much more in line with other tailgating setups around the NFL. This could mean that the party has to start earlier and end sooner to ensure that everyone makes it to their seat for kickoff.
These satellite areas will likely be sold as season ticket parking and would increase the number of available spots, could fragment the party. The Raiders expect that a large majority of fans will walk to the game or take Uber/Lyft.
Because of the parking constraints, we expect to see a larger number of Raider Nation pre-gaming in the casinos near the stadium. MGM agrees and already expects parking woes at their Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, and Luxor properties.
Mandalay Bay offers a free tram service that connects Luxor and Excalibur and is part of the larger Vegas Monorail system (combination of free and paid). While maybe not a direct shot, this allows a large number of hotels to be indirectly connected to Mandalay Bay and the pedestrian walkway to the stadium.
The parking situation is fluid and we will continue to update this as plans are finalized. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Be sure to Join our Facebook Group and Follow us on Twitter to ensure you catch all the updates.
Raiders Pre-Game Vegas Parties
Raider Nation will take over Vegas during the NFL season. That said, we expect parties in a few key locations.
Mandalay Bay will be the epicenter of Raider Nation, being the closest hotel and casino to the stadium and to the pedestrian walkway that will connect the strip to the stadium. We expect LIGHT Nightclub to have a pre/post game party, Skyfall Lounge and the Foundation Room to be hot spots and the various other lounges, clubs, and bars to be taken over by Raider Nation.
We also expect Excalibur and Luxor to be hopping, as they are connected by free tram to Mandalay Bay. In addition, MGM Grand, Tropicana, Planet Hollywood, Park MGM, and NY-NY should all have lively atmospheres on the south side of the strip.
We expect the Mandalay Bay Race & Sports book to be hopping as Raider fans and guests look to get in on the action.
We will update the post with more details on pre-game parties as they come available.
Raiders Pre-Night & Post Game Vegas Activities & Parties
It’s Vegas baby! The pre-night and post game activities will be one of the huge draws. Wether you want to party, gamble, hit the pool, catch a show, or have a nice dinner, Vegas has everything you want and more.
We expect Raider themed parties at Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Park MGM, and more. Today, Park MGM and New York-New York is the epicenter of the Vegas Knights gameday experirience, so I expect some crossover.
Bars like Hooters, Rock & Reillys, PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Yard House, Steiner’s, Ri Ra Irish Pub, and more will have a great atmosphere for those attending the game or just wanting to catch the Raiders on TV.
We also expect the mega-clubs to get in on the action, including Hakkasan at MGM Grand and
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Las Vegas Raiders Single Game Tickets & Season Tickets
If you want to get Las Vegas Raiders season tickets, nows the time. The Las Vegas Raiders are currently selling Personal Seat Licenses (PSL) for season tickets for the 2020 season! Find out more at the @LasVegasStadium Twitter account or at the Raiders Stadium FAQs.
About the Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders will officially call Vegas home at the start of the 2020 NFL season. The Raiders are one of the most stories franchises in NFL history and have one of the most loyal and passionate fanbases. They have called Oakland home for the majority of their tenure, but also spent over a decade in Los Angeles from 1982 through 1994. Because of this, many fans in Los Angeles still consider the Raiders their home team even after the Rams and Chargers moved back to LA.
The Raiders have won 3 Super Bowl Championships (1976, 1980, and 1983) and made the Super Bowl last in 2002, which was their last playoff appearance until making it again in 2016. In 2018, they convinced Jon Gruden to leave his post at Monday Night Football to take over the head coaching position for the next decade and help lead the Raiders back to the glory days before moving to their new home in Vegas.