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AEG lands Las Vegas Stadium operatorship

The National Football League’s Oakland Raiders have chosen AEG Facilities to operate their new 65,000 seat stadium now under construction in Las Vegas.

Set to open in August 2020, the approximately $2 billion, state-of-the-art multi-purpose domed stadium will serve as the new home of the Raiders.

It will also be home to the NCAA FBS University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels football team and host events including concerts, collegiate championships, international sporting events, family shows, festivals and corporate and special events.

As part of a comprehensive management agreement, AEG Facilities will be responsible for the stadium’s operations beginning with providing pre-opening functions including overseeing the hiring and training of the venue’s full-time staff.

AEG will also plan and execute the stadium’s grand opening schedule of events and activities while managing key departments such as guest services, event operations, booking, security, ticketing, finance and human resources.

Further expanding its global footprint comprised of more than 150 elite venues including stadiums on three continents, AEG will fully integrate the Las Vegas Stadium into its global purchasing network while providing vendor venue services; sustainability consulting through its internationally recognized AEG1Earth division and event day operations including staff training through AEG’s proprietary Encore program following the Stadium’s opening.

Bob Newman, president, AEG Facilities said:

We are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with one of sports’ most recognizable, successful and iconic international brands and with a City known as the ‘sports and entertainment capital of the world’ in a Stadium destined to set new standards for the fan experience that will be created.

The addition of the Las Vegas Stadium into our global stadia network will provide immediate opportunities to bring new high-profile events to Las Vegas to take advantage of the incredible new stadium and a City that knows how to deliver best in class experiences and events.