Raiders' Stadium Reaches Halfway Point, Adding $40M In New Features
The Raiders' stadium construction process is "past the halfway point," and the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday approved $40M in additions, raising the total budget to $1.9B, according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Some of the additions include 20 more suites and a "field-level club area in the north end zone," which will be "paid for by personal seat license and club seat sales." So far, $944.7M has been "spent on the stadium project." The final three of 26 total steel canopy trusses are being "assembled and are expected to be installed in the next few weeks." Las Vegas Stadium COO Don Webb said that after "infill steel is put into place, the major steel work will be complete." He added that after that, the "next big task is installing the cable steel roofing system that will support the translucent roof." Earlier this month, the NCAA men's basketball committee and NCAA staff were "given a tour of the stadium." AEG Facilities Regional VP Chris Wright has been "working with groups to gauge interest in being the first musical act to perform at the stadium." Wright said that AEG will have a "good idea of what the first year of events will look like" by early next year (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 7/19). Webb told the stadium authority that the $40M in additions are "not cost overruns" (LVSPORTSBIZ.com, 7/18).