LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Team officials announced the new name of the Raiders' Las Vegas Stadium at a topping out ceremony Monday morning.
Raiders president Marc Badain made the surprise announcement to the crowd outside the under-construction stadium that the new name would be Allegiant Stadium.
“We’re thrilled that our future home will be known as Allegiant Stadium,” Badain said in a statement. “As the hometown airline, Allegiant is the perfect partner to showcase the incredible support we continue to receive from the Southern Nevada community. We are grateful to all involved who worked diligently to make Allegiant Stadium a reality.”
In addition to Raiders home games, Allegiant Stadium will also serve as site of the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020 as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
“This partnership is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join Las Vegas’ hometown airline with its new hometown NFL team,” said Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer, in a statement. “It will not only amplify our growing brand as the only U.S. airline focused on leisure travel and experiences, but will also provide access to NFL games and special opportunities for fans across the country."
The naming-rights partnership will put Allegiant's name on the side of the stadium along with various promotions available to fans throughout the year.