The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is not affecting the timeline for completing Allegiant Stadium at this point, as the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board says the venue remains on track.
Slated to be completed by the end of July, Allegiant Stadium will be the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV football. While the current coronavirus pandemic continues to affect many aspects of everyday life around the United States, including uncertain schedules for professional sports leagues that have suspended or delayed their seasons, construction of the stadium has not been affected by the crisis to this point.
In a recent update, the authority’s board said in a statement that all available information currently points to Allegiant Stadium being completed on time. More from KTNV.com:
When asked if construction at the stadium would be affected by the pandemic, the board sent the following statement:
All information available at this point indicates that Allegiant Stadium remains on schedule and on budget. Funds to complete the project were secured prior to commencing construction, including a roughly 18-month room tax reserve that secures the stadium bonds. While we are mindful of the inherent uncertainly created by the immediate health care crisis, as of now, the project remains on track.
For the NFL, one of the most notable effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the league is the cancellation of public events in Las Vegas for next month’s draft. Although the draft itself remains on schedule for April 23-25, the league scrapped all previously scheduled public events.
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