UNLV Officially Will Host Arizona State At Allegiant Stadium

UNLV Officially Will Host Arizona State At Allegiant Stadium

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UNLV Officially Will Host Arizona State At Allegiant Stadium

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UNLV Officially Will Host Arizona State At Allegiant Stadium


Rebels will change a game vs Rams to make this happen.


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Rebels are at the mercy of the Raiders

UNLV is getting another game to be played at Allegiant Stadium as an agreement between the Rebels and Las Vegas Raiders to be able to play the Sept. 12 game vs. Arizona State in the new NFL stadium.

To make this work, UNLV had to move its game vs. Colorado State to Friday to Oct. 23 because the Raiders have a primetime game on Oct. 25 vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they want the field to look great.

“We are extremely appreciative of the Raiders organization for working with us on hosting the Arizona State game at Allegiant Stadium,” UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said in a statement. “Our community is energized behind new head coach Marcus Arroyo and his team as they move into one of the greatest sports facilities in the world and getting to host two Pac-12 Conference opponents there this fall will make it an even better experience for our fans and student-athletes.”

What this means is that only one game is going to be played at Sam Boyd Stadium when Louisiana Tech comes to town on Sept. 5. UNLV is at the mercy of the Raiders for when the Rebels can and can not play at their new multi-billion-dollar stadium.

Everything ended well with the Rebels having six of its seven home games at Allegiant Stadium. This year ended up well but future years might have some schedule juggling since the Rebels are tenants as the Raiders own the stadium and allow UNLV to play there, well, sometimes.

The only thing that could put a wrench in where games could be played in 2020 is if either the pro or college football season is adjusted due to COVID-19.

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