In Nevada and casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced the signing of a deal that has seen become the official gaming partner for the Las Vegas Raiders franchise of the National Football League (NFL).
The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that the agreement is to moreover involve it serving as a ‘founding partner’ of team’s under-construction Allegiant Stadium. It stated that this portion of the alliance will give it an array of ‘prominent signage’ opportunities including interior branding prospects and naming rights for one of the coming facility’s VIP entry and drop-off zones.
MGM Resorts International explained that the arrangement is to also see it inaugurate the luxury MGM Club at Allegiant Stadium lounge within the coming 65,000-seat domed property so as to offer VIP patrons ‘upgraded stadium seating for game viewing’ as well as access to ‘a full-service premium bar.’
‘A natural fit’:
Jim Murren (pictured), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, used the press release to declare that his firm is to now furthermore work alongside the Las Vegas Raiders on a range of ‘community outreach programs benefiting southern Nevada’ that will be designed to help both parties ‘give back to their community.’
Read a statement from Murren…
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Raiders and to welcome professional football to Las Vegas. Las Vegas is becoming one of the top sports destinations in the world and this partnership is a natural fit of culture and vision. Together, we look forward to creating unique and world-class entertainment experiences for our guests and Raiders fans.”
Previously based in the northern California city of Oakland, the Las Vegas Raiders relocated to Nevada in 2017 and are tentatively scheduled to begin playing their home games at Allegiant Stadium from September. The franchise’s President, Marc Badain, proclaimed that he was ‘thrilled’ to embrace MGM Resorts International as his organization’s ‘newest founding partner’ as it attempts to turn around a recent decline that has encompassed only one post-season appearance since 2003.
Badain’s statement read…
“MGM Resorts International is an institution in the gaming and hospitality industry and the activations it has planned for Raider games and all events at Allegiant Stadium will bring its best-in-class expertise to the entertainment experience.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper used a Thursday report to detail that the new tie-up between the Las Vegas Raiders and MGM Resorts International is to additionally involve the casino operator holding pre- and post-game events inside its Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas. This 3,209-room venue is located only a few hundred yards from the coming Allegiant Stadium and will purportedly be looking to recreate the fan zones hosted by its New York-New York Hotel and Casino and Park MGM Las Vegas compatriots for home National Hockey League (NHL) contests involving the Nevada city’s Vegas Golden Knights franchise.
Murren reportedly told the newspaper…
“It’s going to be like the Super Bowl every week. We’re going to create the world’s best pre-game tailgate experience right here at Mandalay. Between Mandalay and Luxor we have a lot of property. It will be something that you cannot see at another stadium in the United States.”