Raiders add 20 suites to new stadium as bait for Super Bowls

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The new Raiders stadium will be more expensive than previously believed. But by only $40 million.

Via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this relative drop in the bucket (given the $1.8 billion total price tag) will cover among other things the addition of 20 suites. The 20 suites are aimed at sweetening the effort to host Super Bowls at the new venue.

“The more suites you have, the better opportunity you have to bid for the Super Bowl,” Raiders president Mark Badain told the Review-Journal. “So we wanted to be responsive to the NFL, as we’re working on a bid for the 2025 Super Bowl.”

Translation: As the Raiders work with the league to secure the 2025 Super Bowl, the league has said, “Maybe it would be a good idea to add 20 suites.”

The stadium is now expected to have 128 total suites.

The Raiders will pay the full $40 million in overages, which also will cover the creation of a 26,000-square-foot field-level club area (which can hold up to 800 fans) and various upgrades to the appearance and functionality of the stadium.

Boosting the ability to pony up the extra money is the fact that nearly $290 million in PSLs have been sold for the new stadium. Any proceeds exceeding that amount will be devoted to the overall stadium project.

35 responses to “Raiders add 20 suites to new stadium as bait for Super Bowls

  1. So you design a stadium for the benefit of connected people in the off chance a super bowl is played there, and make it worse for you fans who regularly attend 8 games a year.

    Why even bother going? Just watch on TV. Especially if they ruin the tailgating experience.

  2. That’s awesome. I can’t wait for football in Vegas. They’ll pack every inch of that stadium every time. Wow, $290 million already sold in PSLs. I thought someone said the Raiders didn’t have any money. There’s still time to jump on the bandwagon.

  3. the cheapest suites there already were $500k for the season down by the endzone. They are all sold out…this does not include playoffs, concerts, shows, etc…..it’s all about th casinos, and they want a super bowl for sure.

  4. The super bowl should be passed around like the MLB All-Star Game.

    This one-dimensional, warm weather, hermetically sealed, pass happy,
    anti-defense, type of football is unnatural.

  5. I would be shocked if they were not already getting one. LA already has on planned and they are not even done yet. You see that is part of the equation they use to blackmail cities. The old city get screwed and the new city gets it all. New stadiums Superbowl’s. So save your money your getting a Superbowl.

  6. PSL’s are a pure rip off. Fine if you are rich, but it pretty much closes out any blue collar fans from going to actual games. NFL is getting further and further away from their core market.

  7. I think it is great that the Raiders are getting a new stadium, after being told to get lost by Libby Schaaf. But what about a practice facility? They need to practice somewhere in or near Las Vegas. I have not heard anything about a practice facility. Cannot wait for the Las Vegas Raiders era to begin. Oakland isn’t an NFL city anymore.

  8. indiapalealeblog says:
    May 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    So you design a stadium for the benefit of connected people in the off chance a super bowl is played there,
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    There’s more than an “off chance” they’ll get a Super Bowl. This just guarantees that they’ll be in the rotation more frequently.
    Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Dallas will probably be the regular rotation.

  9. noonelikesuswedontcare says:
    May 25, 2019 at 12:42 pm
    Honest questions.

    Will Raiders fans still root for the team in Vegas? I’m not sure what I would do in that situation.

    And what if Oakland secures a new franchise?
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Do fans in Baltimore root for the Ravens or the Colts?
    Do Fans in Cleveland root for the browns or the Ravens?
    Do the New Orleans fans cheer for the Jazz or the Pelicans.
    Do the fans in Houston root for Texans or the Titans?
    So the Seattle fans cheer for the Mariners or the Brewers
    – – – – – – — – – – – – –
    The answer is more than obvious…

    what makes the most sense is a team like the Jaguars moving from the 40th largest metro market in the US (1.5 million) to the nearly 9 million people that live within 90 minutes of Oakland….Additionally it the most affluent market in the US.

  10. indiapalealeblog says:
    May 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm
    So you design a stadium for the benefit of connected people in the off chance a super bowl is played there, and make it worse for you fans who regularly attend 8 games a year.

    Why even bother going? Just watch on TV. Especially if they ruin the tailgating experience.
    ===========================================================================================

    They just bought land adjacent to the stadium site which will double the current parking facilities and provide a tailgating environment and space.

    Happy? 🙂

    I am.

  11. “Wow, $290 million already sold in PSLs. I thought someone said the Raiders didn’t have any money. There’s still time to jump on the bandwagon.”

    I’d wager the vast majority of those PSLs were bought by ticket agencies who will them resell the individual tix for 3-5 times face value or more to out of town fans.

    The stadium will be full but much of the time with mostly opposing fans.

  12. PSL are a rip off… People try to sell them the off as soon as they buy them. Ask the cowboys, every game down here is mostly the visiting team. Also the SB is for the NFL’s cooperate partners. Why do you think the same cities get it over and over. NOLA, Miami, Tampa, Arizona and now probably Vegas and LA. Those 6 will have it every other year. The other places will fight for the scrap’s.

  13. The PSLs must have been sweetened with $50 in casino chips, free tickets to Wayne Newton, a free drink coupon for bottom shelf stale booze, and some $5 lobster thrown in.

  14. “They just bought land adjacent to the stadium site which will double the current parking facilities and provide a tailgating environment and space.”

    ……………………..
    They’ll probably charge you $200.00 to park your car.

  15. I have been a Raiders season ticket holder since 1975. I already bought my PSL’s for Las Vegas. Once a Raider. Always a Raider!

  16. ^^^You’re a clueless fool. Never mind that they already won a Super Bowl when the left Oakland. Saying a team will never in the history sniff a Super Bowl is a ridiculous statement. You must be a Chargers or Chiefs fan.

  17. Does everything in the U.S. revolve around the rich? It’s nice they drops some crumbs every once in a while for the rest of us.

  18. mdintino1420 says:
    May 25, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    I think it is great that the Raiders are getting a new stadium, after being told to get lost by Libby Schaaf. But what about a practice facility? They need to practice somewhere in or near Las Vegas. I have not heard anything about a practice facility. Cannot wait for the Las Vegas Raiders era to begin. Oakland isn’t an NFL city anymore.
    ———————–
    They’re currently building a facility in Henderson near the M casino

  19. indiapalealeblog says:
    May 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    So you design a stadium for the benefit of connected people in the off chance a super bowl is played there, and make it worse for you fans who regularly attend 8 games a year.

    Why even bother going? Just watch on TV. Especially if they ruin the tailgating experience.
    ————-
    Your comment got more thumbs down rather than up. Not exactly sure why, because you were stating a fact. The fact I know for sure is the fans you mentioned that can be relied upon to basically have season tickets have made that possible because I used to go to every Packers vs Vikings game back in the day and the current tickets in any Stadium are sold out or not worth a king’s ransom. Saying that, I am glad people above my pay grade avoided blackouts or a very shoddy looking stadium with a bunch of empty seats.

  20. billswillnevermove says: Too bad this inept franchise will never sniff a Super Bowl again…
    heLLpaso says: ^^^You’re a clueless fool. Never mind that they already won a Super Bowl..
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    The key word, hellpaso, is “again”.

  21. A great place to live for the 21 year olds who grew up with no rules and have loads of money for the first time in their life. We’ll need to start a police blotter just for the Raiders.

  22. So what the heck is wrong with that, any other team would do the same thing give me a break!

  23. billswillnevermove says:
    May 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Too bad this inept franchise will never sniff a Super Bowl again. A team that left their city. Just lose baby!

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    Still pouting because the jills will never get out of the gravel pit and play in a real stadium? (Unless they’re the visitors, of course).

  24. billswillnevermove says:
    May 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Too bad this inept franchise will never sniff a Super Bowl again. A team that left their city. Just lose baby!

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    heLLpaso says:
    May 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm
    ^^^You’re a clueless fool. Never mind that they already won a Super Bowl when the left Oakland. Saying a team will never in the history sniff a Super Bowl is a ridiculous statement. You must be a Chargers or Chiefs fan.

    *****************

    What’s his name say, Einstein? My guess is he’s one of those Bills Mafia frat punks, lol.

  25. Most tickets will be comped to out of towners The Halloween character fans won’t be able to afford to go, but crime will still rise on gameday.

  26. When I read the headline I assumed the # of suites maybe went from 60 to 80. No it was already over 100, and needed to be more. Gotta love how the NFL looks out for its regular Joe fans. So sweet, er, suite.

  27. If they keep losing (which is likely as long as Gruden is HC) then they’ll struggle to fill up that stadium during the regular season. There is no history of loyalty between Vegas & the Raiders (unlike with Oakland).

  28. so how much money did jerry jopnes make off that 209 mil in presales of psl’s and luxury boxes?

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