Ahead of the start of the 2023 NFL Season, we’re putting together a series of NFL Stadium Visitor Guides highlighting some of the key features and facilities, as well as a selection of ‘New Attractions’ and ‘Visitor Highlights’ in and around each stadium.
First Up: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
Three years after it first opened in July 2020, Allegiant Stadium, home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, has become the beating heart of the Vegas sports scene, hosting thrilling sporting events and entertainment spectacles and making it a major attraction for ‘The Entertainment and Sports Capital of the World’.
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, and with a capacity of 65,000, this state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced new stadium – fully enclosed and climate-controlled – is not just a sports venue but a world class performance arena, hosting concerts from Beyoncé and Elton John, among many others.
Allegiant Stadium will also host Super Bowl LVIII on 11 February 2024, the largest sporting event in the US, with its electrifying atmosphere and passionate fans.
In addition to its array of events the venue also offers an extensive range of exclusive lounges, bars and restaurants from Sushi at Poke Nachos to feel good BBQ food at Rollin Smoke, with a vast array of non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages across the stadium to serve vendors every need.
Fans can also enhance their visit with an immersive, 75-minute guided Stadium Tour! Experience a behind-the-scenes journey through Raiders history and culture on an expert led stadium tour, taking you through ultra-exclusive areas such as the Broadcast Booth, the Ubeo Press Conference Room, and the team Locker Rooms. Guests will also get an up-close look at the Al Davis Memorial Torch, as well as the chance to step out onto the field.
The Las Vegas Raiders have nine exciting home games for the 2023 NFL Season, opening with a visit from the Pittsburgh Steelers on 24 September 2023, 5:20pm PDT.
There’s only one way to kick off a new season – with a tailgate party! Fans are always invited to The Modelo Tailgate Zone at Allegiant Stadium in Lot N. No game ticket is required and admission is FREE. Enjoy interactive photo ops, tailgate games, partner giveaways, food trucks, live entertainment and more.
The 2023 home schedule also sees visits from New England Patriots on Sunday 15 October; reigning Super Bowl champions, Kansas City Chiefs, on Sunday 26 November, and Minnesota Vikings on Sunday 10 December.
Allegiant Stadium is located less than three miles from Harry Reid International Airport and close to numerous Las Vegas resort hotels. The Stadium offers multiple drop-off and pick-up locations and is within walking distance from Las Vegas Blvd. For more information on transportation and parking, please Click Here.
NEW ATTRACTIONS & VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS
Discover AREA15, a visionary warehouse like no other
AREA15 is a purpose built, immersive entertainment playground filled with dazzling interactive experiences that can be found just north of the Strip.
The cool, vibrant space has been carefully curated to offer an experience for everyone, from marvelling at the mesmerising decor, to wandering through a bamboo volcano and racing on an indoor zip line, to exploring the realms behind Omega Mart, a supermarket that leads visitors on an extraordinary journey through immersive storytelling, secret portals and innovative art installations.
Step into a psychedelic fantasy exhibit at Wink World and be guided through six infinity mirror rooms, each with a distinct combination of light, colour, sound and motion.
Exhibits also include Illuminarium, a technology infused, cinematic art exhibition bringing the magical colours of the outside world to Las Vegas through a variety of laser projections, immersive audio, in-floor vibrations and aromas.
30 years of Cirque du Soleil: three Las Vegas shows celebrate important anniversaries in 2023
Las Vegas’ longest-running Cirque du Soleil show, Mystère will celebrate 30 years in Las Vegas on Christmas Day 2023; combining Greek and Roman mythology, the show is a visual masterpiece inspired by nature and bursting with talent. Acts include signature Cirque du Soleil acrobatics as well as new and imaginative, gravity-defying performances.
Set within the custom Treasure Island theatre just 10 minutes from the Allegiant Stadium, the show is directed by Franco Dragone and became the first permanent resident Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, and the longest-running production to date, cementing itself as a cornerstone of the destination’s entertainment.
Mystère is not the only Cirque du Soleil show celebrating an important anniversary in 2023. “O” at the Bellagio Las Vegas, celebrates its anniversary in October 2023 marking 25 years since its debut in 1998. The show merges the elegance of water with the concept of infinity to pay tribute to the beauty of theatre, featuring world-class acrobats, synchronised swimmers and divers.
Lastly, Micahel Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil has been delivering a one-of-a-kind viewing experience based on the ‘King of Pop’ from Mandalay Bay for 10 years in June 2023. The productions continue to dazzle audiences and have remained as popular as when they first debuted.
Ticket prices for Mystère at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas start at $69 / £60 per person: “O” at theBellagio start at $79 / £66 per person, Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay start at $69 / £60 per person.
Rock and roll at the in Downtown Las Vegas
In April 2023 Las Vegas welcomed visitors to celebrate the history of punk rock and showcase the best of the anti-establishment movement at the Punk Rock Museum.
Defined by its non-compliant fashion, music and culture, the genre has pushed the boundaries of society and the Punk Rock Museum will show curious fans just how it was done.
The museum’s artefacts range from the pinned and patched leather jacket of Seb Grey, founder of the hardcore band Iron Cross, to Debbie Harry’s iconic ‘Vultures’ t-shirt and the Alex Pardee Mask from The Used Lies for the Liars tour.
Not only the museum opened in March but its associated bar, tattoo parlour, punk shop and wedding chapel will also open, allowing its visitors to completely embrace their punk rock attitude.