On Thursday March 7, 2019, we went to the stadium two times that day. We went once at 03:21 in the morning, so that everyone could get a perspective of what the inside of the stadium looks like. It’s hard to see inside during the sunny days. You can see the stadium is really coming along. They have completed a lot of the inside. The bleachers are almost done. You can clearly see the three levels of bleachers now.
They have done so much progress the last week. They have caught up, from getting behind over the rain and snow days we had in Las Vegas. If you live in Las Vegas, you can clearly see the stadium from the freeway. At first it was hard to see what was going on from the freeway since the stadium is built into the ground. Now you can see that this is definitely the Raiders stadium when you drive by.
Since the stadium is by the airport, they had to dig into the ground to make sure the stadium did not go into the fly zone. The stadium would be even taller, but then it would be a conflict with the planes flying over. When you go on the South side on Russell Road, you can see how deep they dug into this location to put the stadium.
If you drive by the Stadium on Dean Martin Drive or Polaris Ave, please do not stop to take pictures. Please park and walk. The security has been asking people to park at the Terrible’s Chevron on Russell Road and Polaris Ave and then walk. Cars that stop to take pictures cause traffic jams and even potentially accidents. While we were there a man stopped on Russell Road, put his hazard lights on, and got out of the car. He almost got rear ended and caused a traffic jam. This is not what the Raiders want. They want everyone to be safe.
It’s a really nice walk if you walk around the stadium. I recommend that if you get a chance, head down there. This is a once in a lifetime project. How many times do you get to see an NFL stadium built in your lifetime? It will not be long before the structure on the outside will come up and you will not get to see all the construction occurring. We are almost a year away from finish now. It will be completed in May 2020.
It’s a site to see when you head down there. I personally love checking out all the equipment. The cranes are the coolest cranes I’ve ever seen. In person, you will be blown away by the size of these cranes. You also lose perspective of the size of the stadium until you see it next to a person. This is a huge project. Mortenson/McCarthy are doing an amazing job. This is the cleanest construction site, I’ve ever seen.
Go check it out if you live here. If you do not live here, then come back to JediRich.com for updates. We will keep posting videos and updates till the stadium is complete.
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.