The United States is in the midst of unprecedented levels of social shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet per Raiders owner Mark Davis, the construction of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has not been hampered in the slightest.
“It’s coming along just fine. We’re on schedule,” Davis said, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Obviously everybody is taking big precautions on health. We are following the rules put in place by the governor and the [health officials]. Health and safety is first and foremost and always will be.”
Las Vegas was slated to host the 2020 NFL Draft later in the month of April but had that tabled due to the current circumstances created by the spread of coronavirus.
Additionally, whether or not the Raiders even make their debut in Las Vegas in 2020 as part of the NFL regular season remains in the balance. Despite reassurances that the league should have every reason to start on time, the global uncertainty has certainly caused much of the NFL’s preparations to become abbreviated. Unlike other sports leagues, the NFL has time on its side, with roughly five months remaining before the start of the regular season.
That time will also allow the Raiders to get a stadium built for their team to play in, should the 2020 year go off without a hitch. It sounds as if safety precautions have not prevented any development for what should serve as a major boon for the city once health officials deem it habitable.