What goes up must come down, and on Tuesday scaffolding around the $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium was being dismantled.
Owners said that it will permanently close the location because of the ongoing economic impact of the outbreak and the impending end of its lease.
Crews began rolling out the sod Wednesday for the natural grass field the Raiders will play on inside Allegiant Stadium.
Allegiant Stadium will be a very popular destination for the 2020 NFL season as the Raiders kickoff their inaugural season in Las Vegas.
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.
Allegiant Stadium will have no problem fitting in with a city famous for its bright lights.
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 coronavirus outbreak sealed the fate of what was expected to be the largest special event on the city’s 2020 calendar and a coming-out party for the Las Vegas Raiders.
A third worker at Allegiant Stadium tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the firm building the $2 billion facility reported Friday.
If the coronavirus crisis were to delay the completion of Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders have contingency plans that could include finding a temporary place to play.