Report: Allegiant Airlines Close To Landing Raiders' Naming Rights
The Raiders are "nearing a naming rights agreement" with Allegiant Airlines for the team's new 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez (TWITTER.com, 7/31). No terms of the potential deal have been released, but PRO FOOTBALL TALK's Charean Williams noted the price for "applying a name to the stadium was expected to cost $25 million per year for 20 years" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 7/31). Las Vegas-based KSNV-NBC's Bryan Salmond noted there have been "rumblings for some time" about Allegiant buying the naming rights. A "big reveal" is set for Monday as there will be a topping out ceremony at the stadium. Salmond said, "Who knows, maybe they'll have the name by then" (KSNV-NBC, 7/31). Officials with the Las Vegas-based airline in May denied that a trademark filing for "Allegiant Stadium" was tied to the Raiders' venue (THE DAILY).