With only 600 seats remaining to be installed, Allegiant Stadium, the oasis in the Las Vegas desert will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders’ new stadium. At a time when a lot of teams still play in beat down older stadiums, much like the Raiders did back in California, Allegiant will be the pinnacle of US sports for players and fans alike.
With the opening event originally planned to be a Garth Brooks concert on the 22nd August, with the Raiders’ first game in the 2020 season being on the 21st September it is now unknown when the Stadium will host it’s first event, let alone when it will be open to fans.
The NFLPA has listed Las Vegas as the sixth-worst coronavirus hotspot in the country, although the Raiders are yet to announce any potential restrictions on event attendance. It is likely restrictions will be in place at Allegiant Stadium, at least early in the season, and potentially throughout 2020.
Allegiant Stadium to house 65,000 Raiders fans
When it does open to fans, Allegiant will be the newest (along with SoFi Stadium) in the NFL boasting a 19 Million pounds retractable roof, 127 suites, and 8,000 club seats. Other interesting facts include :
- 895,00 cubic yards of dirt removed; 64,000 dump trucks to remove
- 105,00 cubic yards of concrete; 257 miles of sidewalk from Las Vegas to LA
- 12 miles of concrete driller shaft that support the stadium; 3X the length of the Las Vegas Strip
- 28,000 tons of structural steel – heavier than the Statue of Liberty
- Sliding field tray is powered by 72 individual motors; weighs 19 million pounds; nearly as heavy as the Eiffel Tower (Paris)
- 21,000 light fixtures
- 9.85 miles of wire ropes to suspend the ETFE roof
- 7,400 glass and metal panels on the exterior
- 3,692 metal stairs
- 425 trees planted
- 2,200 doors
- 22 miles of HVAC piping
- 47 miles of water/waste piping