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Raiders Will Help Las Vegas Bowl With '20 Move To Allegiant Stadium

The Raiders will help the Las Vegas Bowl on "ticket sales, sponsors and stadium preparation" when it moves to the team's Allegiant Stadium in '20, according to Alan Snel of LVSPORTSBIZ.com. Las Vegas Bowl Exec Dir John Saccenti said, "The Raiders are assisting us on how we want to scale the stadium, how we want to price the stadium." He added, "They want to fill that building. They want to see the bowl game be successful. ... We're going to try to make the game as affordable as possible and still pay all the bills." Snel noted the game's move to Allegiant Stadium from UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium after this December's game prompted bowl organizers to end its association with the Mountain West Conference. A Pac-12 team will face a school from either the SEC or Big 10 beginning in '20. Saccenti said that moving the game to a "more high-powered bowl game tier means tickets will cost more, the naming rights value will be more expensive" and the current $3.2M payout to the participating teams "will go up, too." Mitsubishi is in the final year of its naming rights agreement with the Las Vegas Bowl, and Saccenti added that the company will "get a crack at renewing the bowl game's title sponsorship, but it's unclear where those talks will lead at this point" (LVSPORTSBIZ.com, 9/26).