Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis, the son of the late Al Davis, is obviously very excited about his team’s new home. Allegiant Stadium, the $1.84 billion facility that is the final result of the former Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, opened Friday for the team’s first practice there, and Davis was overjoyed.
Of course, that’s no excuse for getting one’s Star Wars history wrong.
“Greetings,” Davis said to his players on Friday. “Welcome to the Death Star, where our opponent’s dreams come to die. My father always said that the greatness of the Raiders is in its future. Well, today, that future really starts. This magnificent stadium was built on the backs of thousands of players, coaches, administrators, and fans, who for the last 60 years have proudly worn the Silver and Black. This is our field of dreams. This is our house. The stadium’s personality will