Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium expected completion date revealed
The new home of the Las Vegas Raiders is currently in construction, but fans don’t have to wait for long to see the completion of the arena.
According to Don Webb — chief operating officer of the Raiders’ construction subsidiary — they are now in what they call the “fourth quarter” of the construction process of Allegiant Stadium despite the delays brought upon by the COVID-19 crisis. Per Webb, the stadium will be completed by July 31.
“The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life and made an already ambitious project schedule even more challenging. But even with this added degree of difficulty, Allegiant Stadium remains on track for substantial completion of its construction on July 31,” Webb said, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Webb also revealed that the entire construction crew is working on the double in order to meet the deadline.
“The construction continues generally on a six-day a week schedule, with a daily workforce that has exceeded 2,000 workers on site,” he added.
It has been reported that 16 workers in the Allegiant Stadium have been tested positive for COVID-19, thereby necessitating the workforce to increase their shifts from two to three in order to allow increased distancing.
Based on the latest status reports, work is still being done on the stadium’s public restrooms and concession stands while the heating and cooling system are under the testing phase. The roof and video boards, on the other hand, are now installed at the $2B facility.
The first major event scheduled to take place at Allegiant Stadium is the already-sold out concert featuring Garth Brooks on August 22.
Raiders fans will have a first look at their new home on August 27 when the team host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 of the preseason.
The Raiders’ first regular-season game will be a Monday Night Football showdown against the New Orleans Saints on September 21.
Anticipation for Raiders games in Vegas is sky-high, with ticket prices on the secondary market increasing by 527 percent.