Raiders Fans Look To Bring Black Hole To Allegiant Stadium
Raiders fans who "feared that the notorious enclave known as the 'Black Hole' may not transfer to Las Vegas can take heart," as the team's new Allegiant Stadium is "gearing up to host the feared fan zone" in the south end of the facility, according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Raiders President Marc Badain said, "A lot of the folks that sit in the Black Hole in Oakland bought tickets in the south end zone at Allegiant. Whether that happens organically, we’ll see what happens." Chris Ortega was the VP of the Black Hole group in Oakland and is the President of the soon-to-launch Las Vegas chapter. Ortega said that members will be "throughout the stadium." Akers notes plans are to "officially launch the Las Vegas chapter with a Super Bowl bash, but those details are not yet available." Meanwhile, Badain said that 40% of those who purchased the sold out PSLs for Allegiant Stadium are from "outside Nevada." Akers notes of those, around 7,000 fans -- or 13% of the 55,000 PSLs sold at Allegiant Stadium -- "owned season tickets" in Oakland (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/21).