Work continues to progress at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium ahead of its opening this summer as the first roof panels have been installed at the 65,000-seat venue.

The stadium, which will serve as the home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL American football team, will open in July and last week it was confirmed that Garth Brooks will be the first major music act to perform at the venue on August 22.

All work on the stadium is scheduled to be completed by July 31 and the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported that EFTE panels were this week fitted to the venue’s roof structure. It is expected that the roof panel installation process will last until May.

Don Webb, the chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, has previously dismissed any suggestion of a major delay in construction work due to an issue relating to a connection to a canopy being used at the venue.

An “overstressed” canopy caused a “handful” of bolts to break last year but Webb said the structure was never compromised and this week’s development appears to ensure that work is progressing as planned.

This week also saw the first Allegiant signage fitted at the stadium. The Las Vegas-based travel company was unveiled as the naming-rights sponsor of the venue back in August in a deal reportedly worth between $20m (£15.9m/€18m) and $25m a year in cash and in-kind services.

As well as serving as the home of the Raiders, Allegiant Stadium will also host the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ college football team and the Pac-12 Championship Game. The ASM Global-managed venue will be located on the Las Vegas Strip.

The design architect for Allegiant Stadium is MANICA Architecture. Other companies involved in the project include:

General Contractor: Mortenson McCarthy Joint Venture

Owner’s Representative: CAAICON

Architect of Record: HNTB

Landscape Architect: Rios Clementi Hale

Structural Engineer: Arup

MEP Engineer: SSR

Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn

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