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.
What goes up must come down, and on Tuesday scaffolding around the $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium was being dismantled.
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.
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.
The worker did not have close contact with others because of social distancing protocols and was on site for one week before leaving April 2, prior to experiencing symptoms.
As Allegiant Stadium rises from the ground its place in the Las Vegas skyline has come into form.
Workers accidentally overtightened and broke eight bolts when attaching the roof to the stadium. Project overseer Don Webb says none of those bolts came from China.
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With a lot of interest being shown by representatives tied to sports, entertainment and corporate events, AEG Facilities Regional Vice President Chris Wright said they’ll have no issue filing the stadium for 46 events annually.