The name of the Oakland Raiders new Las Vegas stadium has been revealed, and it will be known as Allegiant Stadium. Construction crews were on hand today to finish placing one of the final steel beams that will make up the roof trusses of the stadium today, along with representatives of the parent company of Allegiant Travel Co.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Allegiant Travel Co., the parent company for Allegiant Air, were among a handful of folks who signed the steel beam as it went up. The beam itself is one of 26 roof trusses, and marks the “topping out” point for the stadium, marking the highest point of it. After months of rumors, Allegiant confirmed the official name, and although terms weren’t disclosed, reports estimate the deal to be somewhere around $20-25 million.
With the ring of roof trusses now complete, the construction crew can begin to work on installing the polymer roof of the stadium. According to Dob Webb – chief operating officer of the Raiders portion of the stadium construction – the roof will be built on the floor of the stadium, and then lifted into place.
As the final pieces of the Raiders new stadium begin to come into view, the team hopes to have at least one more memorable season in Oakland. With Jon Gruden now fully realizing his vision of the team, the hope is that Oakland is able to begin competing for an AFC playoff spot in one form or another, but it may look like the team will need to continue rebuilding for at least another year.