After years of anticipation — plus an unexpected delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — the UNLV football program soon will be flexing in its new home stadium. Allegiant Stadium, offering arguably the finest college football amenities in the sport, completed major construction in July. It is introducing itself to the nation tonight as the Las Vegas Raiders' play their first home game during NFL Monday Night Football.
The Rebels, under new head coach Marcus Arroyo, are looking forward to their first turn taking on rivals inside the $2 billion, glass-walled palace. The Mountain West Conference has announced it is working on a return-to-play plan for its member schools.
UNLV football — after playing its first season in 1968 at long-gone Cashman Field then lining up at Las Vegas High School for a bit before spending nearly 50 years at Sam Boyd Stadium — will now be competing closer to home than ever before. The world-class facility is located a little over three miles from campus.