Sam Boyd Stadium is a football stadium in Whitney, Nevada, United States, an unincorporated community in the Las Vegas Valley. It honors Sam Boyd (1910–1993), a major figure in the hotel and casino industry in Las Vegas. The stadium consists of an uncovered horseshoe-shaped single-decked bowl, with temporary seating occasionally erected in the open north end zone. The field has a conventional north–south orientation and is at an elevation of 1,600 feet (490 m) above sea level.See Sam Boyd Stadium and all Las Vegas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Las Vegas journey planner.
The stadium was the home of the UNLV Rebels football team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1971 to 2019. The Rebels moved to the newly built Allegiant Stadium in 2020 leaving Sam Boyd as the team's secondary facility in the event of conficts at Allegent Stadium. The annual Las Vegas Bowl took place at Sam Boyd from December 1992 through December 2019, but in 2020 and thereafter the game will be at Allegiant Stadium.
Sam Boyd was also used for high school football championship games and at times regular-season high school games for Bishop Gorman High School. A long time stop on the AMA Supercross Championship beginning in 1990, the final race of the season was located at the stadium every year until the upcoming 2020 season when the stadium was moved to the second to last race. From 2010 to 2019, it hosted the USA Sevens leg of the annual World Rugby Sevens Series in the sevens version of rugby union.
Several teams called the stadium home over the years, including the Las Vegas Quicksilvers of the North American Soccer League, the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League, the Las Vegas Outlaws of the original XFL, and the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.
Sam Boyd Stadium reviews
This stadium is pretty cool. I think there was rumors they were closing it but opening up another stadium near by but I haven't confirmed any of that. We were here for professional dirt bike races... more »
As a Boise State Travel Agent we have been bringing fans to Sam Boyd for many years. It is a great place to visit and we enjoy being able to have a drink while watching events. (as we cant drink in... more »
The weather was perfect! What a beautiful evening! However the game was really bad. I felt sorry for the players. Had an enjoyable time!
Very nice stadium. The staff there were very pleasant. They needed a few more windows open to get people in . My sister and niece had tickets to pick up because my nephew was playing, but my daughter and I purchased our tickets and we were in and seated when the game started, but they were still in line and missed the start of the game. We all had a great time at the SUU and UNLV game.
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