The relocating Raiders have earned Clark County approvals for Las Vegas’s upcoming Allegiant Stadium, as exterior signage plans are moving forward after delays.
As part of the ongoing planning process for Allegiant Stadium—set to open in 2020—the Raiders requested waivers to development standards on three proposed signs. One of the signs is expected to stand 185 feet off the ground, with the remaining pair being 50 off the ground. It was up to the Clark County Zoning Commission to decide whether to approve the waivers, but first the Federal Aviation Administration had to review the plans because of Allegiant Stadium’s proximity to nearby McCarran International Airport.
Although the wait for the review caused the county to delay its decision twice, the FAA—which received the proposal late last month—ultimately determined that it had no objections to the plans. That paved the way for the zoning commission’s approval on Wednesday, adding to a stadium that is expected to have a broad array of video displays and signage. More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
The documents list the construction period for the signage as between Nov. 30 and July 1, 2020.
The approval includes seven waivers from the county sign code that would allow increasing the size of video boards, increasing the number of animated and freestanding signs, reducing setbacks from roads and reducing the separation between freestanding signs for the stadium under construction at Interstate 15 and Russell Road.
The 650 planned signs include 48 animated boards, the largest being a 180-foot video screen along the stadium frontage facing I-15 and Dean Martin Drive that would cover 18,000 square feet — about one-third of the size of a football field.
The proposed signage is needed to promote the stadium and events within it and is similar to other uses within the resort corridor, which includes hotels and facilities such as T-Mobile Arena, the Raiders application said.
Allegiant Stadium remains on track to be completed next summer, in time for the 2020 NFL season and the college football slate for UNLV. It will also host the annual Las Vegas Bowl, the Pac-12 Championship Game in 2020 and 2021, and figures to be a landing spot for non-football events such as major concerts. The stadium naming-rights partnership between the Raiders and Las Vegas-based airline Allegiant was announced in August.
Rendering courtesy Allegiant Stadium.
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