The Raiders ended their time in the East Bay by losing five of their last six games, including a horrific meltdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Silver and Black's final game at the Coliseum.
With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas in 2020, there was some hope that a portion of the mystique that came with the Coliseum and the Black Hole might be transported to Sin City. The outside of Allegiant Stadium is sleek and black, giving off an intimidating feel that made fans think "The Al" might be a massive home-field advantage, one packed with those rabid for the Silver and Black.
Yes, Allegiant Stadium will be more modern, sleeker and nicer, but you can do all that and still keep that Oakland vibe.
But as things tend to be in 2020, Allegiant Stadium will have a corporate feel, much like that of AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Recent renderings of the stadium show a field club in the north end zone.
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) January 1, 2020
The famed Black Hole, of course, was in the south end zone and fans who owned those coveted tickets at the Coliseum were given the option to buy the same ticket for Las Vegas. It remains to be seen how much of the Black Hole's feel will be transported from the East Bay to Vegas.
Here's a glimpse at what the suites will look like at Allegiant Stadium.
While the new stadium appears to have all the glitz and glamour owner Mark Davis covets, it remains to be seen what kind of fan base will flock to Las Vegas to see the Raiders. The Silver and Black are a national brand, so there's no doubt the fans will come, but the club in the end zone and the glitzy suites make it clear the feel in Sin City will be much different than that in Oakland.
The times they are changing.