Trucks Dumped Gravel in the Front Parking Area
LAS VEGAS, NV: Everyone knew that parking would be an issue at Raiders Stadium tased upon the original plan presented to the taxpayers.
How could such an experienced set of architects at Mortensen/McCarthy Construction fail to see such an obvious blip in their stadium. A simple math calculation would say if you build a structure that seats 65,000 people then you will need about 15,000 parking spots. But for $1.8 billion, the architects only accounted for 2,375 seats. That would barely be enough for employees, media and VIPs.
Did Mortensen Construction and McCarthy Building Companies Inc Fail to Provide Enough Parking Spaces for a 65,000 Seat Stadium?
The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is a facility designed to hold 65,000 people. The stadium will host both college football for UNLV and the Las Vegas Raider. But Mortenson Construction and McCarthy Building Companies only proved for 2,375. What could have happened?
The original budget that was proposed to the taxpayers was $2.4 billion. That was rejected by the taxpayers. They came up with a new plan that only cost $1.8 billion. So far, Mortensen Construction and McCarthy Building Companies Inc are over budget by $200 million. The price is now $2 billion and we still have about a year to go.
Why is the Las Vegas Stadium Over Budget by $200 Million Already?
It was clear to everyone on social media that Mortenson Construction and McCarthy Builders had goofed up. The extra $40 million may have been to add stadium seats but it was also to cover the extra overtime required by the iron workers to catch up.
They said the stadium would cost $2.4 billion but we got a bargain at $1.8 billion. Looks like we are almost at $2.4 billion, Vegas style. Have you every been quoted a price for a hotel room in Vegas only to find out that was not the price you would pay at check out? #ThisIsVegas
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.