Allegiant Stadium Update: Stadium on time for July opening

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — While our state is slowly opening up, and we are awaiting some resorts to be back in business, we know one thing for sure: Allegiant Stadium is on schedule.

The stadium will be ready to open the end of July, which was the word today from the Stadium Authority Board as they held a virtual meeting.

We are 72 days away from the scheduled completion date, and there is a lot to do between now and then.

According to those at the meeting, the fears over the coronavirus have not caused any major delays, and the $3 million a day needed to complete the project is there.

Don Webb, who has been in charge of this project since day one, gave 8 News Now our first look inside the stadium to check out some of the amenities.

“Although not visible to the general public, back of house operations and security areas have been completed. And public restrooms and concession stands are nearing completion,” explained Webb. “Within the stadium bowl, the installation of the five video boards has been completed, and speakers for the distributed sound system, some as large as an automobile, have been.”

We also checked out one of the five clubs that will be inside the stadium. Sixty percent of seats have been installed, and the Al Davis torch on the north end of the stadium still has scaffolding. However, it’s coming right along.

The first event for the stadium is a Garth Brooks concert on August 22. The Raiders are set to play a pre-season game at Allegiant Thursday, August 27, against the Arizona Cardinals.

WATCH MEETING BELOW:

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority is responsible for the ownership and oversight of the NFL stadium project created by Senate Bill 1 during the 30th Special Session of the Nevada State Legislature.

Stadium Authority roles and responsibilities include:

  • Owning and Overseeing the Stadium and Land
  • Managing the Coverage Waterfall Revenue Distribution
  • Managing the Stadium Capital Improvement Fund and Related Expenditures

The Stadium Authority is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

Meeting documents will be available at the Las Vegas Stadium Authority website following the meeting.

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