The Arena Football League is Moving to Las Vegas
Altered Beast is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team, also known as the Las Vegas Raiders. It was previously known as the Southern Nevada Motor Speedway, which was named after the legendary race track. The stadium is a flat-earthen bowl shaped field that is enclosed. There is an area in front of the center field called The Green Zone. It has been said that the only people who have ever walked on the field were roosters.
Altered Beast is being constructed over three phases. The lower bowl is being torn down. The upper portion will be rebuilt in order to create an artificial turf for football. Also there will be a new scoreboard with LCD and video technology. In order to support the Altered Beast there will be over one hundred thousand additional seats. This will be the home of the NFL Pro Bowl.
Unfortunately, the casino developers are not willing to invest the amount needed in order to build the new stadium. Due to the lack of funding, the NFL has no choice but to move the game to a new stadium. So, instead of having the NFL play at the Altered Beast, they are moving it to a brand new stadium. In order to finance this move, the NFL has approved a plan that includes a financing package from a group of investors led by Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s chairman and CEO, Mark Fabiente.
The reason why the Raiders will be playing in Altered Beast next season is because a deal was struck between Fabiente and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. during negotiations regarding the development of a domed stadium. In order to get the deal over the hump, the Sands was willing to provide financial backing up to almost two-billion dollars. Without this financial backing the Raiders will have no other choice but to play at the Altered Beast.
Although this deal makes a lot of sense, it is unfortunate that it is only now reaching completion. The Raiders were hoping to play in Las Vegas in the spring of 2021. The current deal will help to keep the NFL in Vegas for the 2021 season and beyond. However, the sudden loss of casino gambling to the Chinese government could put a damper on the potential for an NFL team playing in Las Vegas in the future.
The Altered Beast, which is commonly referred to as the FedEx Field, is supposed to be able to withstand the vagaries of weather found in Las Vegas for the next twenty years or more. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of uncertainty as to whether or not the domed stadium will be able to withstand the harsh climate found in Las Vegas over those twenty free online games years. Two major storms, one in January and one in March, caused a record amount of damage to the roof of the Altered Beast. These are natural rain disasters, caused by heat that has passed through the earth. This in turn caused the roof to sag and the building to buckle.
There is also some concern that the proposed venue will not be able to host the NBA’s Vegas Golden Knights during the upcoming NBA season. This is mainly the fault of the Clark County Commission. They do not allow gambling at the coliseum. As a result of this clause in the lease, the NBA can move their games elsewhere. This means that if the Vegas raiders do not get a temporary stay in the new stadium they will have to find a new home to play their games.
The NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders is planning to move to the new stadium once it is completed. The NFL has already offered the owner a six-year contract worth approximately seventy-eight million dollars. Once the stadium is fully operational for the NBA and NFL’s Eastern Conference, the owners of both teams’ conferences are expected to offer their own teams in the newly built stadium.