The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has added another strand to its ever expanding roster of sporting sponsorships, after partnering with the Allegiant Stadium and the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders.
Currently known as the Oakland Raiders, the franchise it to relocate next year upon completion of the 65,000 $1.8bn domed stadium, with the NFL side’s new home located adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip.
As part of the new partnership San Manuel has been designated as a founding partner of the Allegiant Stadium, becoming known as official Southern California casino of the arena in the process.
Furthermore, the tribe, through its San Manuel Casino property, has also become a sponsor of the Raiders starting from the 2020 season.
San Manuel and the Raiders celebrated the new partnership at an event in Las Vegas yesterday (Monday 14 October), attended by members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Manuel executives, Raiders executives, and Raiders Alumnus Leo Gray.
“The popularity of the Raiders in Southern California is unmatched,” stated Loren Gill, CEO of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “Through this partnership, we are thrilled to offer our guests more access to high-quality sports and entertainment.”
The Raiders become the latest professional sports team that San Manuel has aligned with, joining nine other such entities across the NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS.
Among those partnerships are sides such as Los Angeles’ Dodgers, Kings, Chargers and Galaxy, as well as fellow Las Vegas franchise the Golden Knights.
“We are pleased to have San Manuel Casino as a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium,” added Raiders president Marc Badain. “Together, we remain aligned in our dedication to providing our fans with the best-in-class experience.”
Among the features of the San Manuel Casino are 4,700 slots, Vegas-style blackjack and high-limit gaming, alongside a range of entertainment and food and beverage options.