Las Vegas sports fans can now view the projected progress of the city’s new NFL stadium thanks to a new 4D animation.
The 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium, which will host the Las Vegas Raiders team when they relocate from Oakland, is set to cost $1.8bn by the time construction is completed in July 2020.
The detailed simulation begins when land was initially excavated, then proceeds to September 2017 when construction began with the first concrete beams and steel cranes erected. It continues all the way through the stadium’s completion.
The stadium is located on about 62 acres west of Mandalay Bay at Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue and between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15.
Earlier this month a parking plan for the stadium was unveiled to the Clark County Commission proposing four lots where ticket holders would be directed to park and then shuttled by bus to the stadium.
Minutes of the meeting show that the plan is of concern for the MGM Resorts International casino. Bill Hornbuckle, an MGM executive and one of the nine members of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, said his company fears that its customers would be “choked out” by people wanting to park close to the stadium on event days.
However, Don Webb, the stadium development company’s chief operating officer, assured Hornbuckle that the Raiders’ parking plan is still a work in progress and that they would continue to revisit the issue ahead of 2020.
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