Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, announced it has converted to 100% renewable energy in partnership with utility NV Energy.
According to the announcement, the green energy supply deal means Allegiant is now the first NFL stadium powered exclusively by renewables. This milestone builds on the stadium’s previous sustainability efforts and comes on the heels of achieving LEED Gold certification in July.
“The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to set the bar in sustainability not only for the NFL but for sports around the world,” said Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan. “We have a responsibility to our fans, players, community, and planet to tackle sustainability head-on and set a new standard for sustainability in sports.”
Allegiant Stadium General Manager Chris Wright added, “It has been and will continue to be our mission to develop and improve sustainable policies that reduce our environmental footprint while bringing world-class concerts, sporting events, and corporate events to Las Vegas.”
The renewable power supplied to the stadium is produced within Nevada and serves the venue and other NV Energy customers. According to NV Energy, the renewable energy solution guarantees cost stability now and for years to come for Allegiant Stadium.
The venue’s other sustainability initiatives include:
- Waste diversion. The stadium diverts waste from the landfill and currently repurposes, reuses, or donates 20 material streams.
- Food scrap collection. On average, 12,000 pounds of kitchen prep cuttings and end-of-event food scraps are collected per large stadium event.
- Cigarette waste collection. Allegiant Stadium is the first stadium in the U.S. to divert cigarette waste from the landfill and convert that waste into energy. More than 69,000 watts of energy have been created from this program.
- Raiders field grass clippings. The stadium diverts grass clippings to an onsite biomass machine. To date, 160,800 pounds of grass clippings have been composed or diverted.
Notably, Allegiant Stadium is also slated to host Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024. Officials are already hard at work to ensure everyone’s safety and security during the big game, recently hosting a cyberattack exercise at the venue.