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10 hours ago, quickdraw said:

1st: I wonder if any of us season ticket holders will actually be able to go to the games? 
 

2nd: I thought that there was supposed to be problems scheduling games (according to the people around here)? Switching a game from a Saturday to a Friday isn’t an issue. 
 

The only question in my mind is what kinds of concessions will they offer? So happy to bid San Boyd Stadium farewell.

Just like SDSU, you guys will have the advantage of having plenty of room for social distancing in the new stadium haha. It would be sad to have the brand new stadium and no one able to use it.

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Wonder if the 9/5 La Tech game gets moved to Allegiant? The Raiders have a home preseason game on 9/3 and I’m pretty sure there won’t be any other events being held there on 9/5.

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14 hours ago, BleedRebelRed said:

That's actually pretty solid for CSU.

Once the NFL schedule was announced and it was known that the CSU game was going to be the first and only scheduled overnight field switch from Rebel turf to Raider grass,  one big option was to move CSU to Boyd Stadium in order to get ASU into Allegiant.  This way CSU gets to play in the new stadium.

Updated official UNLV schedule:

 

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Notice that's 7 home games and the joint-use agreement only guarantees UNLV 6 home games for every season on/after 2021. For all this talk about how everybody just 'knew' UNLV would get "screwed over" by the Raiders in this stadium deal.....that was pretty kind of them to throw UNLV a bone and give them a game that they weren't contractually obligated to get...and the only reason this drama started was because our own president Jessup didn't even show up to the f*cking meetings to negotiate terms of the joint-use agreement. Where was DRF in all this? Practicing one of her awkward self-congratulatory speeches in the mirror? 

The most important meetings in the history of UNLV Athletics and UNLV doesn't even show up to represent themselves 🙄 So typical of UNLV admin to shoot themselves in the foot but somehow land on their feet for no other reason than the huge opportunities that just fall in their lap because it's located in Las Vegas.---but they never seem to fail to entertain with their sheer incompetence.

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1 hour ago, Rebels18 said:

Notice that's 7 home games and the joint-use agreement only guarantees UNLV 6 home games for every season on/after 2021. For all this talk about how everybody just 'knew' UNLV would get "screwed over" by the Raiders in this stadium deal.....that was pretty kind of them to throw UNLV a bone and give them a game that they weren't contractually obligated to get...

7 homes games.  6 at Allegiant.  What bone are they being thrown?

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7 minutes ago, RSF said:

7 homes games.  6 at Allegiant.  What bone are they being thrown?

He forgot La Tech is at Sam Boyd

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12 minutes ago, RSF said:

7 homes games.  6 at Allegiant.  What bone are they being thrown?

I already said. In the language of the joint-use agreement contract between UNLV/Raiders, it states that starting in 2021 UNLV is guaranteed 6 home-games at Allegiant Stadium every year. Since UNLV didn't have proper representation at these meetings, they completely overlooked any guarantees for 2020 where UNLV had 7 home games. Since there are potential major events scheduled for the dates that land on the LA-Tech and ASU home games for UNLV, there was ZERO obligation on the Raider's behalf to give up these events and the revenue they produced so UNLV could get those games.

Basically, UNLV is the party who screwed up and then the Raiders were on the hook to rectify UNLV's mistake or look like the bad guy. UNLV was lucky the Raiders threw them a bone to at least give them the ASU game. 

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18 minutes ago, Rebels18 said:

I already said. In the language of the joint-use agreement contract between UNLV/Raiders, it states that starting in 2021 UNLV is guaranteed 6 home-games at Allegiant Stadium every year. Since UNLV didn't have proper representation at these meetings, they completely overlooked any guarantees for 2020 where UNLV had 7 home games. Since there are potential major events scheduled for the dates that land on the LA-Tech and ASU home games for UNLV, there was ZERO obligation on the Raider's behalf to give up these events and the revenue they produced so UNLV could get those games.

Basically, UNLV is the party who screwed up and then the Raiders were on the hook to rectify UNLV's mistake or look like the bad guy. UNLV was lucky the Raiders threw them a bone to at least give them the ASU game. 

if you want to think the Raiders did UNLV this big favor, hey, knock yourself out.

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7 minutes ago, RSF said:

There are no events scheduled the weekend of the Arizona State game, according to the Stadium website.

Well no shit....Not now because of COVID-19, but before all this started they definitely had their eyes on that Saturday being open to a concert or some other event that would bring in tens of millions in revenue for them.--and let's be real the Raiders didn't bend on the ASU game out of the kindness of their hearts. Business is business. They're doing the numbers and see the likelihood of games being played in empty stadiums as a very real possibility...so that rules out concerts and other large gathering events as well....so why not just be the good guy and give it to UNLV. I wouldn't be surprised if UNLV gets the LA-Tech game at Allegiant down the road as well. 

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5 hours ago, Rebels18 said:

Notice that's 7 home games and the joint-use agreement only guarantees UNLV 6 home games for every season on/after 2021. For all this talk about how everybody just 'knew' UNLV would get "screwed over" by the Raiders in this stadium deal.....that was pretty kind of them to throw UNLV a bone and give them a game that they weren't contractually obligated to get...and the only reason this drama started was because our own president Jessup didn't even show up to the f*cking meetings to negotiate terms of the joint-use agreement. Where was DRF in all this? Practicing one of her awkward self-congratulatory speeches in the mirror? 

The most important meetings in the history of UNLV Athletics and UNLV doesn't even show up to represent themselves 🙄 So typical of UNLV admin to shoot themselves in the foot but somehow land on their feet for no other reason than the huge opportunities that just fall in their lap because it's located in Las Vegas.---but they never seem to fail to entertain with their sheer incompetence.

Was it DRF? or was it still Tina? And I really don't remember, lol. I do know Jessup was MIA.

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18 hours ago, 4UNLV said:

Was it DRF? or was it still Tina? And I really don't remember, lol. I do know Jessup was MIA.

I've read quite a bit on this and objectively decided DRF gets a pass.

DRF was hired in spring 2017 and may have sat in on some of the joint use "negotiations" that occurred from June to December 2017 but it appears even if she was involved she never "got a seat at the main table" when it mattered and was not present when it was signed.  When the meetings started UNLV's key representatives were:

  • Sam Boyd Stadium executive director Mike Newcomb (who actually benefits most from the continued use of Boyd Stadium)
  • UNLV President Len Jessup
  • UNLV Vice President Gerry Bomotti, who resigned in July 2017 (Bomotti’s resignation may have been related to presidential debate spending in 2016)

The highly dysfunctional Nevada Board Of Regents tried to play puppetmaster and control the priorities for the negotiations, and had their new NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly (arrived that summer) oversee UNLV’s negotiating team.  The Raiders' tactic was to make the "negotiations" be almost entirely about parking, and that is what the BOR and the $750/hour law firm that UNLV had hired were focusing on, particularly these three things (https://www.unlvfreepress.com/nshe-chancellor-wants-unlv-come-first-raiders-negotiations/):

  •     Parking on game days will have zero impact on students’ parking.
  •     UNLV should retain revenue from all use of its parking facilities.
  •     Neither UNLV nor NSHE will be bound to long-term parking conditions without a way out.

The focus on parking may have been genius by the Raiders - if they knew at the time that they could find other parking than UNLV - or just luck.  UNLV's top priority was to not affect student parking on game days (usually Sunday)? 

Senate Bill 1, approved in October 2016 that allotted $750 million in public funding toward the stadium, was the problem for UNLV.  That bill left UNLV with almost no negotiating leverage other than being able to delay the groundbreaking by stalling the approval of the Stadium Joint Use Agreement.

That period (Fall 2016 to Spring 2018) was particularly bizarre due to lots of players with lots of agendas, for example:

  • Apr 3rd 2018  https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/unlv-president-len-jessup-leaving-university-blames-departure-on-personal-and-professional-attacks-by-regents Jessup resigned and wrote a letter:  Jessup said the “personal and professional” attacks levied against him by system Chancellor Thom Reilly and members of the Board of Regents led to his departure.
  • January 29th, 2017 Sheldon Adelson, who had promised to spend $650M of his own money to help construct the stadium, pulled out only three months after the state passed Senate Bill 1 allocating $500M of public funds to the project.  It had never really been a secret that Adelson's only interest was to divert public funding away from expansion plans for the Convention Center (which competes with his Sands Expo).  Adelson had stated previously that he had no interest in football, but his son watched it "occasionally".
  • July 2017: UNLV introduced the odd new logo, which an "outside entrepreneur" paid about $50K for a Denver graphics firm to design. The logo lasted until December 2018 and was never used by the athletics department.  It has never been revealed who had the logo created and forced in, but the arrival of "PC Reb" aka "Neighborhood Watch Reb" followed ten weeks after the arrival of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at UNLV's Boyd Law School.  Reid had previously tried to get rid of UNLV's mascot and logo after it was used to criticize him after he started a PC range war against the Washington Redskins.
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