Certain things come to mind when you think of Las Vegas.
Glitz. Glamour. VIPs. DJs. Excess. Experiences you can’t get anywhere else.
The Las Vegas Raiders took all these concepts and rolled them into one to create the coolest, most luxurious, most over-the-top VIP suites for their high-roller fans. When John Gruden and the Raiders retake the field in 2021, some of their lucky fans will get to watch the game from the new Wynn Field Club.
In 2020, the Raiders became the second top-level pro sports franchise to move to Las Vegas
Top-level professional sports teams in Las Vegas were long a taboo subject. The thought was, putting a pro team in Sin City would put the athletes, the team, and, by extension, the league too close to the evils of gambling.
Two decades into the 21st century, these ideas about gambling and the American city most famous for it have changed dramatically. Las Vegas is no longer a seedy den of vice. It is America’s family-friendly playground that just happens to offer gambling as one of its many forms of entertainment.
The major North American sports leagues’ attitudes toward gambling have changed too. What used to be thought of as a corrupting influence is now seen as a significant new revenue stream that leagues can tap into.
In 2017, the NHL broke the ice as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights dropped the puck on their inaugural season. That same year, in a move that would make his late father proud, Raiders owner Mark Davis took the best deal available and broke ground on Allegiant Stadium. This project would cement the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
The Raiders built a $2.02 billion stadium but couldn’t fill it with fans in 2020
Two-plus years and over $2 billion later, Allegiant Stadium, aka The Death Star, was complete. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the 1.75-million-square-foot, 65,000-seat stadium came complete with a host of lavish, only-in-Vegas touches.
The outlandishness starts with the Raider Image, an enormous 18,500-square-foot team store, and continues with a real-grass field that can roll in and out of the stadium so it can grow. Additionally, the roof panels let in natural light, the north end has openable lanai doors with a view of the Las Vegas Strip, and there is a 3-D printed, 93-foot-tall Al Davis Memorial Torch; with a bar surrounding it, of course.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Raiders weren’t able to fill this soon-to-be iconic Vegas landmark with screaming, face-painted Black Hole fans. In 2021, however, this will change, and the Raider just added another Vegas-style touch to their club seats.
In 2021, the Raiders announced the Wynn Field Club with some amazing features
For the 2021 season, as the Raiders welcome fans to the Death Star for the first time. These fans will be the first to see a new Allegiant Stadium feature, the Wynn Field Club. These field-level suites, sponsored by the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino, bring the famous Las Vegas club scene to an NFL game.
The suites open right into the north end zone of the stadium and provide the feel of the VIP section of the hottest Vegas nightclub. There will be flat-screen TVs, premium bottle service, and even DJs that feature at the Wynn.
The suites’ metallic and leather silver and black color scheme are perfect for club-goers and diehard Raider fans alike. There is truly nothing else like these suites in all of professional sports.
It is innovation like these suites that proves the Raiders and Sin City are a perfect combination.