There has been an ongoing series on YouTube called “From The Ground Up,” documenting the rise of the Las Vegas Raiders new home Allegiant Stadium.
The episode below is number 11 called There’s No Road Map For This. If the video doesn’t play, click here.
On the 11th episode of From The Ground Up, they go back to March as the stadium crew quickly adapted to COVID-19 by implementing safe work policies and proactive measures. With Allegiant Stadium’s roof now complete, they took a look back at the installation process and the origin of the roof’s unique design.
About the Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The Raiders compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The Raiders will play their home games at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, in 2020.
Founded on January 30, 1960, and originally based in Oakland, California, they played their first regular season game on September 11, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). They moved to the NFL with the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The team departed Oakland to play in Los Angeles from the 1982 season through the 1994 season before returning to Oakland at the start of the 1995 season. On March 27, 2017, NFL team owners voted nearly unanimously to approve the Raiders’ application to relocate to Las Vegas. Nearly three years later, on January 22, 2020, the Raiders officially moved to Las Vegas.
From the assumption of the team by Mark Davis in 2011, the Raiders had been subject to rampant relocation speculation as the team attempted to find a new stadium in Oakland or elsewhere, due to the age of Oakland Alameda Coliseum, being secondary tenants to Major League Baseball’s Athletics, and the expiration of the team’s lease at the end of 2013. After looking into a variety of options in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and elsewhere the team ultimately relocated to the Las Vegas area in 2020 where Allegiant Stadium is under construction. The Raiders will share the 65,000 seat stadium with the UNLV Rebels football program.
Learn more about the Raiders on their website.