The live streaming platform Twitch has been added as a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium, the upcoming home of the NFL’s Raiders in Las Vegas, with promises of a Twitch-branded lounge at the stadium and the potential to host esports competitions in the future.
As part of the partnership between Twitch and the Raiders, the future lounge area will include interactive elements including streamer stations, viewing screens, esports competitions and Twitch events. The Twitch lounge will also bring live streaming capabilities to any future events at the Allegiant Stadium, including esports.
“Being a founding partner at Allegiant Stadium is a perfect opportunity for Twitch to converge our passionate gaming and live esports community with the world of traditional sports,” said Sara Clemens, chief operating officer at Twitch. “As part of our long-term vision for multiplayer entertainment, we are excited to elevate the spectator experience at live events in the heart of the Entertainment Capital of the world.”
Legends Global Partnerships represented the Raiders to secure the partnership with Twitch. Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open in 2020, will have a capacity of 65,000 and host the Raiders, the Pac-12 Championship game and Las Vegas Bowl, plus UNLV regular season football games.
“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Twitch as the Official Streaming Platform of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium,” said Raiders President Marc Badain. “The Twitch Lounge will elevate the spectator experience for Raiders fans in a brand new way.”