Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium is mostly done

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Construction on the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is moving forward on schedule.

The stadium is now more than 50 percent done, according to Don Webb, chief operating officer of the stadium development project.

According to Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review Journal, $944.7 million has been spent so far, which is just over half the budget for the stadium. The Raiders have announced that they are kicking in an additional $40 million to pay for additional suites and amenities for field-level seats. That money will come from fans paying for additional personal seat licenses.

There are 1,500 workers on the site, and weekend double shifts have been added to make sure the stadium is done by the scheduled date of July 31, 2020.

22 responses to “Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium is mostly done

  1. No it isn’t. I just drove by it yesterday. It’s not even close. The most interesting discussion to have here is how/why it was a good idea to build a 70,000 seat stadium with 2,800 parking spaces. Obviously hoping to funnel people through the strip, which isn’t going to work well.

  2. Over 50% is “mostly” I guess, but the headline makes it sound like it just needs a couple of paint touch ups and a clean up and it will be ready to roll.

  3. You really have to be a pea brain to not realize how big this is going to be for the NFL.

  4. My question. Does the standard Raider fan fit the demographic of people who would be willing to pay expensive PSL rights? The one’s I cross paths with don’t even look like they could just own season tickets. I think you see that in Oakland. A lot of empty seats depending on opponent. Guess we’ll find out.

  5. MasMacho says:
    July 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    The most interesting discussion to have here is how/why it was a good idea to build a 70,000 seat stadium with 2,800 parking spaces. Obviously hoping to funnel people through the strip, which isn’t going to work well.
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    Because the vast majority of people attending a game in Vegas won’t be driving in from the surrounding area. They will have flown into the city.

  6. Too Funny!

    “The Raiders have announced that they are kicking in an additional $40 million that will come from fans paying for additional personal seat licenses.”

  7. A few things: TMobile is right behind park MGM. It is VERY close to the strip. Raiders stadium is not nearly that close, and it is on the other side of a major freeway. Second, how ironic for Raider fans (I am definitely not one) that they will be subjected to descending hordes from other fan bases taking over their home stadium. It’s what they deserve after so many years of going to away games and starting fights with female fans (something I saw many times.) And for those fans attending VGK games at TMOB, it does not work well at all for locals. It’s terrible.

  8. MasMacho says:
    July 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    A few things: TMobile is right behind park MGM. It is VERY close to the strip. Raiders stadium is not nearly that close, and it is on the other side of a major freeway. Second, how ironic for Raider fans (I am definitely not one) that they will be subjected to descending hordes from other fan bases taking over their home stadium. It’s what they deserve after so many years of going to away games and starting fights with female fans (something I saw many times.) And for those fans attending VGK games at TMOB, it does not work well at all for locals. It’s terrible.

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    So our fans travel the country well but won’t travel to our new home stadium? I get Vegas is a tourist heavy city but it’s ridiculous to think the team won’t enjoy home field advantage of the many Raider fans around the world.

  9. “they will be subjected to descending hordes from other fan bases taking over their home stadium”

    I hear his often and wonder if these people are too young to remember the Los Angeles Raiders and/or unaware of the proximity of LA to Vegas and/or how well Raider fans already travel.

  10. “mostly done” equates to 50% …..sounds to me like its more halfway after 18 months, and now they have 12 to go…old saying in commercial construction projects…you have at least 4 months when the first piece of tile is laid…..shells, flooring, roofs etc… are easy and fast…its the finishes that take the most time.

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