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New Las Vegas Stadium Construction Still Moving on Schedule

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Las Vegas Stadium construction work remains on schedule, positioning the facility to be completed for the relocating Oakland Raiders and UNLV football next summer.

Currently being built at a site west of Mandalay Bay, the $1.8 billion Las Vegas Stadium is expected to be completed ahead of the 2020 seasons for the Raiders and UNLV. All indications thus far have been that the 65,000-seat stadium will be completed on schedule, and that appears to still be the case, despite some recent challenges in the project.

Construction crews had hoped to have the 26 roof trusses for the stadium installed by the end of this month, but unexpected challenges in putting those into place have project officials now targeting a mid-August completion. Despite that, however, other parts of the construction that were expected to begin later in the process–such as the installation of rails to support a sophisticated field tray planned for the stadium–have been able to get underway, allowing the project to avoid any delays. More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Don Webb, chief operating officer of the team’s subsidiary that is building the stadium, said last week that it’s all part of the precision and complexity of the project.

“That’s an example of something being taken out of sequence and thrown ahead of where it was originally intended so that we could recover some of the delay on the steel erection,” Webb said on a tour of the construction site. “This normally wouldn’t have been done until we were completely done inside the bowl and working our way out.”…

Earlier this month, crews removed a roof truss that had been put in place because laser-assisted measurements indicated its alignment was off by one-eighth of an inch.

“They’ll loosen up some of those bolts, actually remove some of the bolts, rack it, shim it, then put in new bolts because these bolts are intended to be torqued once and the tips broken off,” Webb said.

Once it opens, Las Vegas Stadium will host the Raiders, UNLV, and the annual Las Vegas Bowl. It is expected to be a draw for other major events as well.

Rendering courtesy MANICA Architecture.

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