Ford Sensory Nooks deliver an oasis of calm for neurodiverse fans and their families
The Las Vegas Raiders have partnered with sensory furniture-design specialist Nook to provide innovative support for any fan that needs a quiet space to take a break from the excitement at Allegiant Stadium.
Inclusivity is a priority for the Raiders, and Allegiant Stadium is equipped to make the game-day experience unforgettable for all with the addition of two Ford Sensory Nooks.
The Ford Sensory Nooks are mobile, acoustically quiet huddle pods that provide a haven of tranquility and relaxation for neurodiverse individuals. The two Ford Sensory Nooks are located just inside the Ford North Entry Gate of the stadium and are equipped with a variety of functions to deliver soothing, calming effects.
These include vibrating seats to ease tension and reduce anxiety, a twinkling, fiber-optic carpeted rear wall to make the Ford Sensory Nooks feel emotionally secure, and colored LED lighting panels which can have a powerful subliminal effect on mood.
David O’Coimin, founder, Nook, comments: “To support such a world-famous brand as the Raiders in its pursuit of mental health inclusivity is a tremendous honor. Busy, noisy spaces can be overwhelming for many individuals, and our Sensory Nooks will ensure that all fans and their families are able to fully appreciate this incredible new stadium.”
“We are pleased to team up with Nook to provide our guests at Allegiant Stadium an environment for those who need to take a break in a location that is calming and tranquil,” said Raiders President Marc Badain.
Nooks were created as a quiet refuge for introverts or those on the autistic spectrum in the workplace. Thanks to their mobility, flexibility, acoustic design and integrated technology, Nooks are now found in a variety of environments from offices to care homes and from schools to stadiums. Nook is recognised for improving productivity, communication, and wellbeing.
About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium will be a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the iconic Raiders. Allegiant Stadium will be ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium will host world-class entertainment including concerts and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game and Las Vegas Bowl, as well as become the future home of UNLV Football. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually, while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.allegiantstadium.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.