The Raiders are not ceding ground when it comes to granting UNLV access to Allegiant Stadium the first two Saturdays in September, meaning games might be moved to Sam Boyd Stadium.
“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.
Geoconda Arguello-Kline missed being appointed to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority last month, but Gov. Steve Sisolak put her on the board Monday.
The sports landscape in Las Vegas will change permanently with the arrival of the Raiders to their new home, a $2 billion structure of 65,000 seats.
Raiders backup quarterback Mike Glennon played for new UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo when both were with the Buccaneers. Glennon believes the Rebels made the right choice.
Critics still upset with the Raiders move to Las Vegas are stirring up issues on bolts used to attach the stadium roof and the UNLV’s non-conference football schedule.
The snag in the scheduling of three UNLV non-conference football games at Allegiant Stadium is boiling down to priorities and the interpretation of five words.
UNLV was expected to move into Allegiant Stadium full time next season, but its games against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5 and Arizona State on Sept. 12 might be played at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Stadium company chief operating officer Don Webb remains confident Allegiant Stadium will be completed by July 31, even though the building won’t be enclosed until April.