Here is the gorgeous $2 billion stadium the Las Vegas Raiders are expected to call home

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The NFL has approved the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.

The Raiders will remain in Oakland for at least the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The 2019 season is still up in the air, as the Raiders’ new stadium is expected to take three years to build.

A report from the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee estimates the total stadium cost to be $1.9 billion.

The renderings of the stadium, via Manica Architecture and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, do portray a flashy, eye-catching stadium.

Take a look below.


The plans show the stadium near the southern end of the Strip, the side Mandalay Bay is on.

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Much like Las Vegas itself, the stadium looks like an oasis in the desert.

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A wall of windows at one end would open and close.


The open-air entrance is a nice touch for cool desert nights.

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A view from above the open-air stadium.

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It’s a 65,000-seat stadium.

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The plans call for an eternal flame for longtime Raiders owner Al Davis, who died in 2011.

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There is a giant videoboard on one side of the stadium for tailgaters.

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Here is a moving look of the inside of the stadium.


The SNTIC report estimates that Las Vegas can expect $100 million worth of media exposure a year from the Raiders.

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And it thinks holding sporting events can generate an additional $51.7 million for Las Vegas.

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Now that the move is a definite, the Raiders are set to be Sin City’s first NFL team.

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