Allegiant Stadium named best venue at 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards

HNTB served as architect of record on first true home of an iconic NFL franchise and economic engine for Las Vegas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 7, 2020) — Allegiant Stadium, the new and first true home of the NFL’s Raiders franchise, was recently named Best Venue at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards.

The award, which was presented by MONDO | STADIA Magazine, was recognized as a “sleek, bold venue that’s packed with state-of-the-art-technology, facilities and features.”

HNTB served as architect of record, partnering with design architect Manica Architecture and joint venture design builder Mortenson-McCarthy to deliver this 65,500-seat facility in just 42 months.

Inspired by the curves and lines of a luxury sports car, Allegiant Stadium melds the iconic Raider brand with the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip. Innovative architectural features include a first-of-its-kind cable-net-supported ETFE roof system and only the second retractable playing field in the U.S. The playing field slides in and out of a 250-foot-wide ‘mail slot’ on the stadium’s south end. Another unique feature is the 90-foot-tall by 200-foot-wide lanai doors that create a backdrop for the Al Davis Memorial Torch, the world’s largest 3D-printed structure. The stadium offers more than 8,000 club seats, 128 suites, 352 loge seats and nine club and suite lounges.

You can read more about the Allegiant Stadium project in the most recent issue of MONDO | STADIA.

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