It's an old tradition that will carry on in the Raiders' new Las Vegas home.
The Al Davis Memorial Torch will continue to be lit in honor of the late longtime team owner. It made its Vegas debut Wednesday, displayed through the massive retractable lanai doors in the backdrop at Allegiant Stadium:
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) June 3, 2020
It's a more updated version of the original torch, but the message remains the same. According to Raiders.com, the vision is "the fire that burns brightest in the Raiders' organization is the will to win." That was a quote by the late Davis and before every home game, fans pay tribute to him with a flick of the flame.
Former Raiders and celebrities have lit the flame, including Bay Area-native rapper MC Hammer, former Super Bowl-winning coach John Madden, Marshawn Lynch and many, many more.
Current owner Mark Davis admitted he was sweating a little bit on the construction of the 65,000-foot, $2 billion stadium in time for the July 31 deadline.
For now, at least a part of Al Davis will be there.
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Raiders' iconic Al Davis Memorial Torch debuts at Allegiant Stadium originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area