The NFL’s Raiders has appointed AEG Facilities as the operator of its under-construction $2bn (£1.6bn/€1.8bn) Las Vegas Stadium.
Under the 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 and planning and executing the stadium’s grand opening schedule of events and activities.
The firm will also manage key departments such as guest services, event operations, booking, security, ticketing, finance and human resources.
The 65,000-capacity multi-purpose venue, set to open in August 2020 after almost three years of construction, will serve as the new home of the Raiders, who currently play at the Oakland Coliseum.
Through the deal, AEG Facilities will fully integrate the Las Vegas Stadium into its global purchasing network while providing vendor venue services, such as sustainability consulting through its AEG1Earth division and event day operations, including staff training through AEG’s proprietary Encore program following the stadium’s opening.
Bob Newman, president of AEG Facilities, said: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with one of sports’ most recognisable, 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.”
The new Las Vegas stadium will also host the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels football team, in addition to other events including concerts, collegiate championships, international sporting events, family shows, festivals and corporate and special events.
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