kewlj
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June 30th, 2020 at 4:55:03 PM permalink
UNLV football will be forced to play 2 of its 6 home games elsewhere because the Raiders are already being difficult. UNLV home games scheduled for Sept 5 and sept 12 can not be played at Allegiant Stadium even though the Raiders have no home games scheduled during that time. The UNLV sept 5 game has been scheduled back at Sam Boyd and the Sept 12 has not yet been scheduled anywhere.

I am not a huge UNLV football fan. I have attended 2 games in my decade of living in Vegas. But the deal was that the stadium was to be shared with UNLV football. That is why we the tax payers paid half the bill. If the Raiders wanted the stadium all to themselves they should have paid for the whole stadium.
DRich
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June 30th, 2020 at 5:45:12 PM permalink
There must be something in the contract that allows them to do this to UNLV. UNLV wouldn't allow this if they had a basis to fight it.
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ThatDonGuy
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June 30th, 2020 at 6:19:58 PM permalink
Has this been confirmed? The stadium's website still shows the Arizona State game being played on 9/12, but not the Louisiana Tech game on 9/5; however, the Raiders have a preseason game there on 9/3.

They have been arguing about these two dates since last December. Supposedly, the Raiders wanted the dates kept open so they can host concerts of some sort (and this was long before COVID-19 changed everyone's plans), but nobody seems to know who would be playing.

Note that some people are claiming that what the Raiders are doing violates the agreement in "Nevada SB 1" that says that, once the UNLV schedule is finalized, the Raiders cannot make UNLV move a game without UNLV's permission except to host a Raiders game.
kewlj
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June 30th, 2020 at 6:35:32 PM permalink
UNLVs website says the location of the Arizona St. Game is to be determined. But it will not be at Alligiant stadium. That means probably Sam Boyd unless they agree to change it to an away game.

Sam Boyd Stadium is NOT supposed to be an option. UNLV was supposed to have played their final game at That dump last year.

Their home games are SUPPOSED to be at the new stadium. That is why the state paid half the costs.
kewlj
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June 30th, 2020 at 6:37:15 PM permalink
Probably won't matter as there probably won't be football, pro or college this year.
mcallister3200
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June 30th, 2020 at 6:47:03 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

UNLVs website says the location of the Arizona St. Game is to be determined. But it will not be at Alligiant stadium. That means probably Sam Boyd unless they agree to change it to an away game.

Sam Boyd Stadium is NOT supposed to be an option. UNLV was supposed to have played their final game at That dump last year.

Their home games are SUPPOSED to be at the new stadium. That is why the state paid half the costs.



How DARE you disparage Sam Boyd Stadium like that. You take that back!
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billryan
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June 30th, 2020 at 6:54:48 PM permalink
Lots of good memories of Sam Boyd. When the Dead were in a war with Ticketron, Sam Boyd was the only place that would book them, and when Rugby was looking for a host for its North American tournament, Sam Boyd stepped up.
kewlj
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June 30th, 2020 at 7:02:34 PM permalink
I don't know how many stadium share situations there are around the country with a professional team sharing a stadium with a college team. I am familiar with 2 in Pennsylvania, the Steelers and Pitt Panthers sharing Hines field as their home stadium, and The Eagles and temple Owls sharing Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles and Temple is actually a good comparison. A pro team and a college team that is not a major program, very similar to The Raiders and UNLV situation. Temple draws anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 for most home games. The exception is once every couple years when someone like Penn State or Notre Dame comes to town and they have a full house. BUT Lincoln Financial is Temples home field, just as much as it is the Eagles. They have never been asked to play somewhere else because the Eagles wanted to schedule a concert. ??? Just like here in Nevada, the State of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia, paid part of the cost of that stadium for that right.

If The Raiders, wanted the stadium all to themselves, they should have built the stadium with no public money, just as Jerry Jones did in Dallas. But they didn't do that, they took public money with the agreement that UNLV would share that stadium and now UNLV is forced to play 2 of it's first 3 home games somewhere else.
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June 30th, 2020 at 8:25:33 PM permalink
Obvious the Raiders worked out a sweetheart deal. I believe their end was $500 million, taxpayers $750 million and BofA loaned around $650 million. Plus...somewhere another $100 million was kicked in for their practice facility.

Somewhere around $1.9 billion total

UNLV will likely get the short end of the stick even though taxpayers are paying more than the Raiders. If they are being denied 2 games....there’s only 1 likely rationalization. $$$$.

Nevada politics, payola, sweetheart deals and 2 industries (gaming and mining) that likely own every decision made in this state. If you were looking for fair, right, right thing to do....you’re in the wrong city/state.

Just look at how the COVID issue is being mismanaged. Casinos wanted it their way. No masks. They got their way...along with a host of other decisions. Now, Sisolak had to change direction. At least Murphy in N.J. put his foot down and banned smoking in casinos...as well as drinking and eating.
billryan
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June 30th, 2020 at 9:27:19 PM permalink
Wasn't most of the money for the States share raised from room taxes? I'm not sure how that translates into it being paid for by Nevada taxpayers.
The stadium was built for the Raiders. UNLV is the step-kid who moves from near poverty to the penthouse when mom marries a billionaire. They are the junior partner and they might as well learn it from the jump.

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