This is the Raiders Stadium as of March 1st, 2019. There was a huge storm last week in Las Vegas, 3 days of snow. This caused the project to get a little behind schedule. Now they are on double time to get done by May 2020.
We have never seen so many people working at one time on the stadium. They were so busy that were actual traffic jams with the equipment. They are on full crew mode till the completion. It is crazy to see how many projects going on at the same time. Everyone has their part of the cog of this wheel.
The cranes do the heavy lifting. It’s interesting to see the basic tools that are used to make this huge stadium for most of the work. You can get the tools from your local hardware store. You see the guys sledge hammering on the cranes four stories high. It’s an intense job. They clearly have no fear of heights. Can you say “Hazard Pay” much?
This is the first time we saw some disgruntled workers. Usually they are super excited about working on this project. Since they got behind, anxiety is at an all time high. A couple guys were mad that JediRich gets to take photos. They said how come I have to slave over this project and you get to walk around taking pics. They changed their tune once they found out how much less money JediRich makes as a photographer versus them.
Other guys were complaining that they were working so hard, that occasionally they get a break from their slave jobs. It was definitely a different attitude then we have seen in the past. Everyone is on double, triple time to get this project done. They have high incentives, because it would cost Raiders an additional 10.5 million to play in Oakland again.
They seem to be getting back on track now. It looks like they will get it done by 2020. This is a once in a lifetime project. I recommend checking it out if you live in Las Vegas. Whether you are a football fan or not, this is a fun site to see. How often to you get to witness an NFL stadium being built in your backyard. We make these videos for those who aren’t in Las Vegas, so you can experience the process as well. It is going to be a beautiful stadium.
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.