The Oakland Raiders could build this $1.9 billion stadium if they move to Vegas

The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand to 72,000 for the Super Bowl.

January 11, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture

Raider Nation may be getting a change of scenery soon if the Oakland Raiders decide to relocate to Las Vegas. If they do make the decision to abandon ship, the Raiders will be leaving behind the Oakland Coliseum, arguably the worst stadium in the NFL, in favor of a new $1.9 million MANICA-designed abode.

The proposed stadium would be situated just off the south end of the Las Vegas Strip and provide seating for 65,000 fans, although this number can expand to 72,000 fans for Super Bowls, and parking for 8,000 cars, according to designboom.com.

Among the stadium’s features are an open-aired main entrance, a transparent roof, and a retractable natural turf field. There will also be lounge and private suites incorporated throughout.

The state of Nevada has reportedly already approved $750 million for the venue, the Raiders owner, Mark Davis, said the team would contribute $500 million, and Sheldon Adelson, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has pledged $650 million, according to Dezeen.com.

If the Raiders do move to Las Vegas, the team hopes to complete the new stadium in time for the 2020 NFL season.

 

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture.

 

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture.

 

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture

 

Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture.

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