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Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium schedule and height leaked

The planned Las Vegas stadium, that looks set to become the new home of NFL American football team the Raiders, is to be built from November and will be 225 feet tall, according to new details released on Monday.

In a height requirement review of the project posted with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Raiders said that the 65,000-seat venue, costing an estimated $1.9bn (£1.5bn/€1.7bn), would be complete by June 30, 2020.

The request is the team’s first public acknowledgement of the new venue’s proposed height, although Raiders officials declined to comment publicly, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

The FAA reviews any structure 150 feet or taller, regardless of location, as part of its obstruction evaluation and airport airspace analysis. An FAA spokesman said the agency does not typically comment on requests for height studies.

The NFL franchise submitted 21 different versions of the stadium plans, in which FAA officials will now examine whether the domed stadium could hinder operations at a nearby airport.

Stadium lighting and post-game fireworks will also be considered in the review.

While the FAA does not have authority over local building decisions, a Clark County ordinance states that the project cannot be approved if the FAA finds any structure — including a stadium — to be an airspace hazard, county officials have said. The FAA is set to take a look at the proposed 62-acre site near Russell Road and Polaris Avenue.

Eight other NFL teams play in domed venues that range in height from the Dallas Cowboys’ 320-foot-tall AT&T Stadium to the 128-foot-tall Ford Field where the Detroit Lions play.