Allegiant Stadium books first major concert

Garth Brooks has been confirmed as the first major music act to perform at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, the state-of-the-art new NFL venue scheduled to open in the summer.

Country music star Brooks, who is the best-selling solo artist in US history with over 181 million records sold, will play at the 65,000-seat stadium on August 22, with tickets to go on sale on March 13.

The concert will be set up with reserved seating and fans will be able to purchase up to eight tickets. Tickets for the show, which will be presented by Amazon Music, will start at $94.95 (£73.51/€84.82).

The $2bn Allegiant Stadium is scheduled to open at the end of July. The venue will serve as the home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team and will also host the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ college football team and the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Allegiant Stadium will be located on the Las Vegas Strip and will be managed ASM Global. The stadium is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620m annually and create 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada.

Earlier this week, ROKiT Phones signed on as the latest founding partner of the stadium and will serve as the official phone of the Raiders as part of the deal.

It was revealed in January that the Raiders had sold all available personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their move to Allegiant Stadium, generating $228m more than was originally projected. Stadium officials also maintained the new venue will open on time on July 31 amid concerns over its roof.

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