Fans watch fireworks after UNLV’s final football game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday. (Getty Images) Vegas college venue established itself as a concert destination Sam Boyd Stadium played host to its final University of Nevada-Las Vegas football game on Saturday, and Daren Libonati was among the 200 former Rebel players celebrating the history behind the 48-year-old facility. Next year, UNLV football moves to new Allegiant Stadium, just off the Vegas Strip, where the school will share the $2 billion venue with the NFL’s Raiders. At this point, Sam Boyd Stadium’s future is up in the air, according to local reports. Looking back on the building, Libonati, who serves as MGM Resorts International’s vice president and general manager of festivals and outdoor spaces, has a unique perspective. He was UNLV’s kicker for two seasons, 1986-87, before spending about 19 years running and booking events at both Sam Boyd Stadium and […]
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