UNLV in talks to move its home opener to Arizona

UNLV in talks to move its home opener to Arizona

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]NLV is in discussions with Arizona to move its Sept. 7 football game from Sam Boyd Stadium to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The Arizona game was supposed to be the Rebels’ home opener, but Rebels athletic director Jim Livengood said UNLV would receive a large financial guarantee by moving the game.

Livengood is optimistic a deal will get done, and an announcement could take place next week.

“It’s not a done deal,” Livengood told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “There are still some things we’re trying to work through.

“It’s in the contractual stage. We’re trying to put the pieces together to make it work for everybody.”

Livengood would not say how much money UNLV would receive until the deal was announced, but said the game would not be moved without the guarantee.

“That’s the only way we’d do it,” he said. “We would still have six games at Sam Boyd Stadium. We feel we need to have at least six home games every year.”

 

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