The Las Vegas Raiders, formerly known as the Oakland Raiders, have officially kicked off their NFL adventure.
The Raiders took on the New Orleans Saints at the newly-unveiled Allegiant Stadium on Monday, September 21, 2020.
However, it was their opponents who stole a piece of history, with Saints being the first to score in the stadium.
.@A_Kamara6 converts at the goal line for the #Saints TD!
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The Saints went ahead to take a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and added the first-ever touchdown in Allegiant Stadium history.
It was running back Alvin Kamara who found the end zone early on in the first half.
The $2billion venue in the desert had to hold its first event following the Raiders move from Oakland without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stadium was christened by The Killers, who played a half-time show to a near-deserted facility that would usually play host to 65,000.