‘Al Davis Way’ street sign shows up nearby Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium
The Las Vegas Raiders are gearing up to make the move to their new stadium in 2020. And they want to ensure they remember the legends in the team’s past. While the team continues to prepare to relocate to Las Vegas, an ‘Al Davis Way’ street sign has shown up nearby Allegiant Stadium.
Davis, who was a former head coach and owner of the Raiders, is celebrated by fans of the team. Sadly, Davis passed away in 2011, leaving the team to his son Mark Davis.
Fast forward to now, and Mark is planning on having the Raiders play in Las Vegas for years to come. Michael Naft, the Clark County commissioner, shared the importance of crediting Al’s name near the organization’s new stadium.
“I think the changing over of the street name (to Al Davis Way) is an important step in highlighting the legacy of the incredible franchise and the work that so many people put into this stadium,” Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft said, via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “The thousands of men and women who literally built the stadium — the reward of that is soon to be seen and noticed around the world.”
During Al’s time with the franchise, the Raiders won three Super Bowls (1976, 1980, and 1984). The accomplished owner would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
Despite the uncertainty of the upcoming season, the Raiders expect to play their home games at Allegiant Stadium. When fans are looking for the stadium, they’ll be reminded of Davis’ successful tenure.