Raiders Stadium construction timeline set, expected to be done by 2020 football season

Clark County Commissioners unanimously approved the land use permit for the Raiders Las Vegas stadium. (Photo provided)

The timeline is set. The groundbreaking on the new Raiders Stadium is November 13 and now, there’s an estimated completion date.

Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak tweeted Thursday morning that it’s July 31, 2020. That simple social media post sent football fans into a frenzy.

“Marc called me right away and said, you had to tweet that didn’t you. Marc Badain. I said, I couldn’t resist,” said Sisolak.

But, Raiders President Marc Badain is still hoping for an earlier completion date. “You’ve got pre-season games starting in August so there’s not a lot of wiggle room in there,” he said

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As for that date, Sisolak said it actually came from a countdown clock he was given by the construction company. It’s still just an estimate.

“I just never thought to look at what the date was that they’re counting down to. I looked at it this morning and it was July 31, 2020," said Sisolak.

That date though really depends on who you ask.

“I’m saying June 2020.” Tommy White of the Laborers International Union of North America, Local #872 and Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board Member said, with no weather-related issues here in the desert, the timeline won’t be a problem.

“We build these resorts in 18 months, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to build a stadium in 30 months," White told us.

There has been talk that the Raiders would try and negotiate a deal in Alameda to stay through 2020, but Sisolak says there’s no need, Las Vegas will be ready.

Pre-construction on the site has already begun and a vacant building nearby was torn down this week.

The official groundbreaking is November 13 and White said we can expect something spectacular. “We’ll have something really nice on the groundbreaking. It’s going to be really cool for everybody.”

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