Raiders Video: Carol Davis Lights Al Davis Memorial Torch Before First Game At Allegiant Stadium
Al Davis Memorial Torch, Allegiant Stadium windows, Las Vegas strip
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The Las Vegas Raiders began a new era in Sin City on Monday night, opening up Allegiant Stadium with a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.

While the win was obviously great, the night was considered a success before the Raiders even took the field as the world got its first look at Allegiant Stadium, and it’s safe to say everyone came away impressed.

The decision by Raiders owner Mark Davis to move the team from Oakland to Las Vegas wasn’t an easy one, but after seeing how incredible Allegiant Stadium looks, it is clear he made the right one.

Unfortunately, Mark wasn’t on-hand when the Raiders opened their new home as he deemed that he would not attend any games until fans are also allowed to do so.

His mother, Carol, however, was in the building and she lit up the Al Davis Memorial Torch before the game to honor her late great husband:

If Al were alive to see Allegiant Stadium then there is no doubt he would be happy with the direction the Raiders organization is going on.

The team capped off the night with a win over a solid Saints team, which was cause for celebration by the players and coaches:

With a brand new stadium in a new home and a young, talented roster, there is plenty to be excited about regarding the Raiders right now.

The team hasn’t made the postseason since 2016, so it would make a perfect debut season in Las Vegas if they could get back there this year.