MGM Resorts International is converting the Las Vegas Village and Route 91 Harvest music festival site into parking for events at Allegiant Stadium, and also a community and athletic center.
The festivities were for Allegiant Air employees to celebrate the carrier’s deal with the Raiders to name the under-construction stadium in Las Vegas after the airline.
Dignitaries will sign the final beam before it is lifted to the top of the stadium, which remains on target to open in July 2020.
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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.
The stadium will ultimately be built with a variety of structural infrastructure designed to withstand seismic events.
A transportation study is underway aimed at making the area surrounding the Las Vegas stadium easier to navigate by incorporating enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and multimodal options.
The area around the Raiders stadium may not be the best or easiest place to build a big project or open a retail business.
The $1.84 billion stadium project about a mile west of Las Vegas Boulevard, was dumb luck for nearby landlords. A few bought property right across from the stadium site as recently as 2015 — two years before the football team purchased its land — and others have owned parcels much longer.
Chances are bleak that a planned extension of the Las Vegas Monorail — seen as a way to get tourists within easy walking distance of the Raiders’ new stadium — will be finished by the time the team begins play here in 2020.