This week was a great week for the stadium crew. We had fantastic weather. They were able to put up several trusses this week. You can really start to see the design coming through. You can now clearly see the front open window. You can see the shape of the roof coming together. The roof will lay on top of the trusses.
JediRich has been getting the lactic acid out of his muscles the last couple weeks. He has some old injuries that are finally heeling now with Organics and Cannabis. JediJoy went to the stadium the last four times by herself. She took the footage and filmed herself. JediRich did all the editing and music production.
I (JediJoy) had so much fun learning the camera and creating my stadium art. I am looking forward to having JediRich come on the next adventure. It’s a lot of work on my own. It was super fun though. While I was there I got a couple shout outs from the crew. They were like there’s the Jedi. Which feels great that the crew is watching our videos.
We want to show the world what an amazing job this crew is doing. This is such a clean and organized construction site. Every time I go, people are working hard. It’s not like the stereotype where you hear that people are standing around on a construction site. It’s the complete opposite here. Everyone is always working hard and efficiently.
We have been documenting this stadium since the minute they decide this location. We went down to take pics as soon as they had a sign welcoming the Raiders. They have now removed that sign. It was on the corner of Russell and Polaris. We were so excited about getting the opportunity to document the building of this stadium.
They have come along way. When you look at the old pics, you can clearly see what a difference they have made on that lot. To start they had to dig so deep. When we first saw this project they had not even started breaking ground on excavation. We used to walk by when they first started the excavation. It feels like such a long time ago now.
It’s amazing how much Force and energy this stadium is creating in that area. You can feel the massive force when you walk there. There is a ton of steel which makes a difference to the site. You can actually feel a force pushing away from the stadium now. It’s actually harder to walk due to all the steel. It’s an interesting phenomenon to witness.
We can see the stadium from our place. It’s so fun to see all the cranes. I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole process. I’m glad that we have been able to share this journey with the fans all over the world. You do not get to witness an NFL stadium being built everyday.
I believe the stadium is back on course if not ahead of time for the opening in 2020. The actual date is still a little up in the air to me. It will be between July 31st to August 4th, 2020. We are so excited to see the first crowds for the pre-season games. JediRich and I will go down and take video and photos of the tail gaters. That will be a fantastic time.
Stay tuned on JediRich.com for more updates.
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.