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Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium has topping out ceremony

The Raiders held an invitation-only topping out ceremony Monday for the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium.

Dignitaries signed a steel beam that will connects the last roof truss to the stadium frame and watched it hoisted into place.

General contractors Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, and McCarthy Building Cos., Henderson, wedged in the final truss Thursday afternoon.

Don Webb, chief operating officer of the Raiders subsidiary building the stadium, had said months ago that he was hopeful all the roof trusses would be in place by July 31 so that crews could pursue the next construction challenge of installing the translucent polymer roof.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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