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Silver Minings: Raiders embrace ‘Death Star’ mantra for Allegiant Stadium

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It’s the perfect nickname for new Las Vegas digs

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The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Raiders’ president Marc Badain referred to Allegiant Stadium as the “Death Star” while saying the team needs a new nickname for their beautiful, new practice facility in Henderson, Nevada.

The Death Star nickname has been pushed by many fans (including on this site) and it’s a good one. Allegiant Stadium is circular, black and looks menacing. It’s a perfect new home for this franchise. The Raiders have long enjoyed having an aura of being a dark, sinister enemy for opposing teams. Darth Raider is part of the Raider Nation, so why not play in the Death Star to keep the Star Wars theme going?

Oakland Raiders vs Tennesee Titans - October 30, 2005 Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary

It’s great that the Raiders enjoy it, too. I’m telling you, seeing this team in this cool, new stadium is going to be so fun.

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