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.
Geoconda Arguello-Kline missed being appointed to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority last month, but Gov. Steve Sisolak put her on the board Monday.
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.
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.
The lack of mobile wagering and a ban on betting on California colleges and universities could prevent Nevada sportsbooks from facing crushing competition.