Nine-hundred-ninety-three days after the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 13, 2017, on what was then a 62-acre lot of dirt, the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium now holds its own on the Las Vegas skyline.
The company tasked with installing the majority of signs, Yesco, is capping off its work at the stadium with a trio of the largest of the hundreds of signs they’re installing on the site.
The scene has been playing out for weeks now across town, as various Las Vegas institutions resume daily operations, each providing its own chapter in the story of a 24/7 city getting back on its high-heeled feet.
There are 15 active cases of coronavirus among workers who have been on the Allegiant Stadium project site.
What goes up must come down, and on Tuesday scaffolding around the $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium was being dismantled.
The company is working to create Raiders game specific rides much like it does in Florida for the NBA, a Virgin spokesman said.
The move comes as new positive coronavirus cases, mainly tied to a team of electricians on the site that were identified in the last few weeks.
There have now been seven confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus at the Allegiant Stadium project site, according to the joint venture leading the stadium’s construction.
Crews installed the first of two Raiders shield logos on the team’s 335,000-square-foot building that will house its headquarters and practice facility.
The Las Vegas-based airline last year entered into a long-term deal with the Las Vegas Raiders to be the naming rights partner of their soon-to-be home, Allegiant Stadium.