The California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will sponsor the Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium, as well as the Raiders NFL franchise, after the team’s 2020 move from Oakland to the city.
The band will also be designated as a ‘founding partner’ of Allegiant Stadium, which will host the Raiders from 2020 and is currently home to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’s (UNLV) college football team.
“We are pleased to have San Manuel Casino as a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium” Badain said. “Together we remain aligned in our dedication to providing our fans with the best in-class experience.”
The band operates San Manuel Casino in Highland, California and Loren Gill, chief executive of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, said the Raiders’ popularity in Southern California would ensure the deal would be a success for the band.
“The popularity of the Raiders in Southern California is unmatched,” Gill said. “Through this partnership we are thrilled to offer our guests more access to high quality sports and entertainment.”
The San Manuel Band’s casinos do not offer sports wagers, which are not legal in California, so the deal does not interfere with NCAA rules prohibiting accepting advertising or sponsorships from companies that promote sports wagering or NFL rules prohibiting the advertisement of sports betting services at NFL stadiums and during NFL broadcasts.