UNLV hasn’t yet played a game at the pristine, $1.9 billion coliseum, but the football program is already reaping its rewards in recruiting.
With the Raiders natural grass turf laid out two weeks ago its UNLV football’s turn to get in on the action at Allegiant Stadium.
The Review-Journal will livestream Las Vegas Stadium Authority board meeting that begins at 1 p.m.
Construction updates, UNLV’s home schedule, a suite-use policy and the authority’s 2020-21 fiscal year budget are among the topics to be reviewed with the board meets.
The Review-Journal’s Cassie Soto and Rick Velotta talk about the roof, new seats and work to complete the 9,500-ton field tray in the Vegas Nation Stadium Show.
More than 2,000 laborers are at work at Allegiant Stadium where work has begun to install the translucent plastic polymer roof of the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.
The troublesome steel cable net designed to support the lightweight ETFE roof has been put in place, Mortenson-McCarthy Joint Venture crews reported late Friday.
Members of the Las Vegas Stadium Community Benefits Plan Oversight Committee weren’t happy that two stadium operations contractors failed to attend Thursday’s meeting.
“Mortenson has never failed to complete a sports facility on time,” said Don Webb. “Allegiant Stadium will not be their first failure because Allegiant Stadium will be completed on time.”
The translucent roof of Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium — a signature feature of the $2 billion, 65,000-seat football palace — initially was scheduled for completion by fall.