Allegiant Stadium Makes Las Vegas A Major Sport Franchise Destination
Allegiant Stadium welcomed nearly 1.3 million guests in its first nine months of operations with fans allowed inside the $2 billion facility. The Stadium has made Sports the No. 2 reason why Tourists Visit Las Vegas, according to Steve Hill, the chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. The authority board was presented a report Thursday on how the stadium was utilized in its first year in operation with attendees permitted inside.
“What’s really outpacing our original model is the number of tourists and the number of people who are coming (to Las Vegas) for an event at the stadium,” Hill said. “Total attendance is somewhat better than we expected, particularly for the environment that we’re in right now.” Hill, who also serves at president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said officials had projected that people coming to Las Vegas for an event would account for about 27 percent of attendees at the stadium. But he said “the information that the Raiders are seeing is close to twice that amount. That’s what’s really overperforming and making a difference.”
Raiders Games have led the way in attendance with 547,026 fans during the 2021-22 NFL season. Other ticketed events, outside of concerts or UNLV games, drew 326,268 fans, according to Las Vegas Stadium Authority data through March 31. Concerts drew 249,111 people through March, and UNLV games drew 93,652 fans.