A final season in the sun for Sam Boyd Stadium

A final season in the sun for Sam Boyd Stadium

Nearly 50-year-old facility stirs sense of nostalgia for longtime UNLV football fans Fireworks explode at Sam Boyd Stadium before a game between UNLV and Southern Utah Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. We’ve been attending events at the Silver Bowl since we were kids. It’s what we native Las Vegans do on Saturdays in the fall, navigating the side streets to the east Las Vegas stadium to watch our beloved scarlet and gray. We remember UNLV games in the old PCAA against Long Beach State and Cal-State Fullerton. We recall watching that lanky quarterback Randall Cunningham lead the program to some of its all-time great moments in the early 1980s, or that day in 1994 when Randy Gatewood went off to the tune of 23 catches for 363 yards against Idaho. The Rebels trailed by five touchdowns and almost rallied to win in one of those games for the ages. Sam […]

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