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Volume 26 No. 207
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Allegiant Stadium Construction On Track Despite Delay With Roof

Allegiant Stadium COO Don Webb said that it "could be April before the roof is in place and the building enclosed, but that won’t affect the targeted July 31 completion" of the Raiders' new stadium, according to Richard Velotta of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Webb yesterday said that he "remains confident" the building will open on schedule because the "nearly 1,000 laborers on the project six days a week have some 43,000 other tasks to complete, and most of them are well ahead of their projected completion dates." Workers also have "begun building the field tray, the 9,500-ton, 4-foot-tall container that will be loaded down with grass, sand, gravel, irrigation and drainage components and will roll into the stadium on 13 rails through a 14-by-240-foot opening at the bottom of the stadium’s south end" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 11/26).

LIGHTING IT UP: In Las Vegas, Alan Snel noted Webb is "not giving up the magic" behind the torch flame in honor of late Raiders Owner Al Davis that will "adorn the stadium interior on its north side." It is "not going be a hologram," and it is "not going to be a real flame." The 85-foot-tall torch will "stand proudly on the stadium’s north side," and can be "seen from outside the domed stadium because sliding doors that are 85 feet tall and 225 feet wide will slide open on that north side." The skeletal frame of that torch is currently "being built" (LVSPORTSBIZ.com, 11/25).