Week 2 of the NFL with Thursday Night Football this Thursday, September 17. There are several games to watch this day, and one of them will be, without a doubt, the cross between Raiders and Saints. Jon David Gruden’s team will debut in their new stadium after their move to the city of Las Vegas. Allegiant Stadium, dubbed the ‘Death Star’, will make its league debut.
The Raiders they say goodbye to Oakland and begin their new stage as a Las Vegas team. Following his victory in Week 1 of the NFL Against the Carolina Panthers as visitors, they will make their home debut on the Death Star. The astonishing sports arena will open its doors for the first time, although not under the conditions expected. Given the sanitary conditions, the inauguration of the stadium will be behind closed doors.
After his long stint at the Oakland Coliseum (the last stadium shared between MLB teams and the NFL), the Raiders they will have a luxury palace. The technological sports venue cost 1,900 million dollars, and has a capacity for 65,000 spectators. Perhaps the most striking aspects are its translucent roof, its retractable doors that expose the stadium and its imposing 65-foot torch (which will not be lit in 2020).
Great excitement in the Raiders environment
Marc Davis, owner of the franchise, was shocked by the final results, expressing his great excitement about the move to Las Vegas. “The bright lights, the natural grass, in an indoor stadium… It has everything you can imagine, and I can’t wait to share it with our fans. Like I said, people around the world, from entertainment, are going to be here, and it will be the hot spot of the meeting, if you ask me. It is the greatest place I have ever seen.
«The players were surprised. They were really excited to see his lockers, to see his name plate. It is very different than Alameda. It is not disrespectful to the old stadium, but it is very different, when we say it like that. See the beautiful casinos, just see these great facilities where we are going to be able to play… And when you walk in, you can’t believe the dressing room »he concluded.