The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has announced a partnership with Allegiant Stadium and National Football League (NFL) franchise the Oakland Raiders.
The deal will see the San Manuel Casino group designated as a founding partner of the Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders’ new home which is currently under construction, as well as becoming an official sponsor of the NFL franchise as of 2020.
Raiders President, Marc Badain, commented on the partnership : “We are pleased to have San Manuel Casino as a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium. Together we remain aligned in our dedication to providing our fans with the best in-class experience.”
The Allegiant Stadium, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020, will be located adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip and will host global events as well as the Raiders’ home NFL matches.
As well as being fully enclosed and climate controlled, the stadium will hold a capacity crowd of 65,000, will generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually and is set to create 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada.
Loren Gill, CEO of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, added: “The popularity of the Raiders in Southern California is unmatched. Through this partnership we are thrilled to offer our guests more access to high quality sports and entertainment.”
The casino group also sponsors nine other professional sports teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS, including LAFC, LA Galaxy and the LA Dodgers.
The news comes as the Raiders prepare to relocate to Las Vegas following a 2017 vote which approved plans to allow the franchise to move.
Having now secured a casino partnership, the franchise can expect to benefit from further business opportunities as Las Vegas is one of the world’s gambling hubs.
Furthermore, in moving to the Nevada based city, the Raiders become Las Vegas’ first ever NFL franchise.