Raiders open stadium doors to reveal 85-foot Al Davis torch

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For now, Raiders owner Mark Davis is sweating the looming deadlines for the opening of his team’s new stadium. Eventually, the beads of perspiration on his forehead may be due to the heat from the giant torch that will serve as a permanent tribute to his late father, Al.

The lanai doors to Allegiant Stadium opened for the first time this week, exposing the 85-foot structure that the team will light before every game.

Via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the torch is made from carbon fiber and aluminum, and it is the largest structure in the world created by a 3D printer.

Actually, the flame from the torch won’t be an actual fire-based flame, and it won’t be projection or a hologram.

“You haven’t seen anything like it anyplace else,” Allegiant Stadium COO Don Webb said.

We haven’t seen anything like the Raiders’ new stadium, which looks like it should have this tune playing in the background.

44 responses to “Raiders open stadium doors to reveal 85-foot Al Davis torch

  1. A monument to the guy who drove this team to be a laughstock of the NFL?? I really have never understood the admiration for Crazy Uncle Al. Constantly sued the NFL. Bilked the poor city of Oakland. Crapped all over the fans from Oakland. And for the final decade of his tenure had the worst record of any team in the NFL.

  2. “The fire that burns brightest in the Raiders organization is the will to win.”

    Go Raiders, and “Just win baby!”

  3. This is really going to get under Jerry’s skin, because this stadium is going to rock the house, and the Raiders are going to become the most popular franchise in the NFL. You can bank on that!! Vegas is going to be the epicenter of football when this thing kicks off…Go Raiders this is the start of a dynasty. Chucky is the right man for the job. Kansas City is one and done enjoy that Superbowl win while you can, because you aren’t ever getting back there. Mahomes will be THAT guy who had his moment and then it was gone, and he’ll be talked about as having such potential, but being unable to take it to that next level, and NO he’s not even close to THAT level. Doug Williams has 1 Superbowl…Nick Foles has 1 Superbowl…Jim McMahon has 1 Superbowl…Mark Rypien has 1 Superbowl….Phil Simms has 1 Superbowl….Steve Young has 1 Superbowl….Joe Flacco has 1 Superbowl…and that’s the company Patrick Mahomes is in right now

  4. 100 million dollar torch = good.

    100 million dollar contract for Khalil Mack = bad
    #raiderlogic

  5. We have a state of the art stadium and an awesome global fanbase.

    Sure beats a stadium from the 70’s and a regional fanbase.

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  6. “.Steve Young has 1 Superbowl….Joe Flacco has 1 Superbowl…and that’s the company Patrick Mahomes is in right now”

    Steve Young is in the HOF. Mahomes is in good company….and he’s just starting.

  7. That’s cool but his father has no ties to Las Vegas. They shouldn’t have even kept the Raiders name and logo.

  8. 3percenter4life says:

    Doug Williams has 1 Superbowl…Nick Foles has 1 Superbowl…Jim McMahon has 1 Superbowl…Mark Rypien has 1 Superbowl….Phil Simms has 1 Superbowl….Steve Young has 1 Superbowl….Joe Flacco has 1 Superbowl…and that’s the company Patrick Mahomes is in right now
    ==================================================

    I notice you didn’t want to include Ken Stabler or Jim Plunkett

  9. I am always right, right? says:

    June 5, 2020 at 11:31 am

    100 million dollar torch = good.

    100 million dollar contract for Khalil Mack = bad
    ________________________________________

    no salary cap hits for a 100 mil torch

  10. Just win (in the offseason) baby!

    But in the real real season…

    “ .500 at best baby” for 20 years and counting…

  11. tb12bestqbevah says:
    June 5, 2020 at 10:56 am
    A monument to the guy who drove this team to be a laughstock of the NFL?? I really have never understood the admiration for Crazy Uncle Al. Constantly sued the NFL. Bilked the poor city of Oakland. Crapped all over the fans from Oakland. And for the final decade of his tenure had the worst record of any team in the NFL.

    Do you not understand the history behind what he has done before that last decade.

  12. Even as a Chiefs fan, I have to admit this is dope. Anyone ragging on Al Davis’ later years clearly don’t understand that he did a lot of good things that do get overlooked.

    Can’t wait for KC to ring in their first blowout of the Raiders at that stadium 😉

  13. No flame? Kind like the Emporer’s new clothes. Just ooh and aah when they say it’s lit.

  14. Rumor has it it is to represent all the players Al torched at the end of their Raiders career. Kenny Stabler, Dave Casper, Marcus Allen ect….ect…

  15. So… it’s not a flame or a projection.

    That means it’s just a bright light directed upwards…

    They’ve copied the Luxor casino… but probably changed the color of the light. Color me not impressed.

  16. diehard patriots fan but this is neat! Kind of symbolizes Al, like we have our New England End Zone Lighthouse blasting our “foghorn’ aka my Bruins Goal horn on third don.

  17. Whose great idea was it to build a black stadium in one of the hottest cities on earth?

  18. raiderrobinthebay says:
    June 5, 2020 at 10:43 am
    You blew it with the song. Star Wars, Darth Vader March theme song is the song.

    Yeah that’s a good point, as Vader in his raiders gear is always at the games…Just like Nicholson at Lakers games.

    But I personally think you both blew it. That place looks like it belongs in the movie Tron Legacy.

  19. So if it won’t be an actual flame or a projection, what will it be — a large 60 Watt light bulb?

  20. The Davis Family has long had ties to Las Vegas. Al hosted his birthday party gatherings with former players and Raider family many times at Las Vegas Hotels. Mark was wise enough to purchase the URLS of all possible website domains “Las Vegas Raiders.com”,.net.org etc. back in the early 90’s when the internet was being born. This idea of the Raiders playing in Las Vegas was in the mind of the Raiders’ heir many years ago. I am proud of Mark and his ability to make a dream come to life. I wish him the best success and a Super Bowl trophy soon.

  21. Here in Cleveland we have “The Eternal Flame” at First Energy Stadium. It burns over the place where our “dreams of success” are buried.

  22. Amendment to my will: If I should become rich and famous and own a major league sports team, I hereby decree that I do NOT want a memorial the looks like a giant phallis.

  23. Thanks Al for trading Gruden and blowing what was your last realistic shot at a Super Bowl victory. Now everyone praises that overrated Tampa D even though they knew every play the Raiders were running.

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