Allegiant Stadium’s 85-foot Al Davis torch world’s largest 3D-printed object
Allegiant Stadium, the soon-to-be new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, will feature a tribute to late owner Al Davis, and it’s unlike anything anywhere else in the world.
Among the impressive bells and whistles of the Raiders’ $2 billion palace is a massive Al Davis Memorial Torch. Measuring in at 85 feet tall, the torch is the largest 3D-printed object in the world, according to Don Webb, chief operating officer of the Raiders’ construction subsidiary.
Footage has been shared on social media shows Allegiant Stadium’s massive lanai doors open for the first time, revealing the memorial torch.
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The tribute to the iconic Raiders owner, who passed away in 2011, is constructed out of carbon fiber and aluminum. There will be no actual flame coming out of the torch, as a mixture of lights and special effects will instead be utilized, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The torch is a way for the Raiders to honor a longtime pregame tradition of lighting a flame that typically involved famous fans, including the likes of legendary Raiders coach John Madden, Oakland native Marshawn Lynch, among many others.
The ceremony was inspired by Davis’ famous quote, “The fire that burns brightest in the Raiders’ organization is the will to win,” which is said at every time the pregame flame was lit.