Sam Boyd Stadium - Las Vegas, NV

Since the early 1970s, Las Vegas has transformed from a western gaming oasis to a dazzling family vacation destination. Sam Boyd Stadium has endured through this metamorphosis as the home of the University of Las Vegas Rebels football team and an occasional concert venue. Originally opened as Las Vegas Stadium in 1971, the facility has gone through several renovations over the years, growing the seating capacity for games from 15,000 to 40,000.

It’s best known for sporting events, but Sam Boyd Stadium has hosted the occasional concert. The Grateful Dead played five consecutive summers at the venue and drew a record-breaking 125,533 fans to their final performance in 1995.

Located 15 minutes east of Las Vegas, the stadium is easily accessible by car. Hotels, resorts and restaurants are plentiful in the area, and they range from modest to upscale. Whether visiting for a couple’s weekend or a family vacation, there’s plenty to do in Vegas, including amusement parks, world-class shows and the city’s famous nightlife.

There are several parking lots surrounding Sam Boyd Stadium. On game days, tailgaters must purchase a pass for Star Nursery Field. The lot is located to the north of the stadium and opens four hours before game time. Visitors have one hour to leave following the game.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
7000 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV
History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Las Vegas Stadium

Las Vegas Silver Bowl

am Boyd Silver Bowl

Date/Year Built/Opened:
Bowl Game:
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl