LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Along with a topping out ceremony Monday morning, the official name of the new stadium was announced — it will be the Allegiant Stadium.
Raiders executives, dignitaries and construction workers gathered to celebrate the placement of the final beam on the new Raiders stadium near Russell Road and I-15 on Monday morning.
The first order of business was to have everyone sign the beam before it was hoisted into the air and placed on top of the stadium. Next, crews will install the translucent polymer roof and then begin work on the inside.
The $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium is set to open in July 2020 when the Raiders move from Oakland, California to Nevada.
“We’re thrilled that our future home will be known as Allegiant Stadium,” said Raiders President Marc Badain.
“As the hometown airline, Allegiant is the perfect partner to showcase the incredible support we continue to receive from the Southern Nevada community. We are grateful to all involved who worked diligently to make Allegiant Stadium a reality.”