Allegiant Stadium becomes NFL’s first 100% renewable energy-powered stadium
Allegiant Stadium, home of the National Football League’s (NFL) Las Vegas Raiders, has revealed its conversion to 100% renewable energy.
The move has been supported by a partnership with NV Energy, a public utility company based in Nevada. Monday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Allegiant Stadium was the first NFL game to be fully operated by renewable power since the partnership was announced.
Earlier this year, Allegiant Stadium also successfully obtained LEED Gold Certification.
On top of this, Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders have implemented initiatives including waste diversion, repurposing, reusing or donating materials.
Some 12,000 pounds of kitchen prep cuttings and end-of-event food scraps have been collected from each large stadium event, while the venue is the first in the US to divert cigarette waste from landfill and convert that waste into energy. More than 69,000 watts of energy have been created through this programme.
"We have a responsibility to our fans, players, community and planet to tackle sustainability head-on and set a new standard for sustainability in sports."
The stadium also sends grass clippings to an onsite biomass machine, with 160,800 pounds of grass clippings composted or diverted so far.
“The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to set the bar in sustainability not only for the NFL but for sports around the world,” said Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan. “We have a responsibility to our fans, players, community and planet to tackle sustainability head-on and set a new standard for sustainability in sports. Our reach and impact extend far beyond the game.”
Chris Wright, Allegiant Stadium General Manager, added: “Allegiant Stadium is excited to reach this tremendous milestone in our ongoing sustainability efforts. It has been and will continue to be our mission to develop and improve sustainable policies that reduce our environmental footprint while bringing world-class concerts, sporting events, and corporate events to Las Vegas.
“It is an honour to be the first stadium in North America to reach this achievement and to set the standard for what is possible as we continue to make an impact on the Las Vegas community and beyond.”