Full Earthquake Damage Report coming soon on YouTubeTV.
The dual purpose NCAA/NFL football stadium in Las Begas is where the Oakland Raiders and the UNLV Rebels will host their regular season games.
Last week, Las Vegas felt two major Southern California earthquakes. We went down to the stadium to inspect any visible damage. The safety harness on the roof trusses has come undone. They spent the editors noting reinstalling the safety harnesses.
Any further delays at the stadium will not result in the Raiders missing the opening date. The Raiders can simply add more cranes, more shifts and more crew simply by increasing resort fees.
There are several unfinished ongoing construction projects in Las Vegas. The Drew, Resort World, Circus Circus, the sphere and the Raiders Stadium to name a few.
We recently reported that the stadium trusses were 8 inches out of plumb. In fact, they are actually 1/8 of an inch too long. But that substantial amount of weight makes the trusses unstable.
We Are Concerned that the Contractors (Mortensen-McCarthy) at Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Are No Longer Concerned About Worker Safety; Their Main Concern Appears to be Only the August 2020 Deadline
By JediJoy Lightowler
My husband and I have been covering the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium nearly for two years. This year, it has rained and snowed so much that they fell behind so they rushed and built all the roof trusses the same way. But they built them wrong. They built them with parts put on upside down. Furthermore, they did not realize the trusses were built wrong until they mounted the 10th truss on May 15th when it it was 8 inches out of plumb. Everything was brought to a standstill for over a month.
But they didn't want the media to know. So they have been lying to the press and smearing me on Twitter and YouTube. I am actually a USAF Combat Vet who’s only mission was identifying unusual patterns in the sky and sea (aka UFOs). I protected the Ecuadorian aero space in 2003 and Air Force One in 2005 to name a few missions. I was born with photographic memory so identifying that the stadium had come to a standstill for over a month was baby food for me.
But it gets worse. Before we could release the story, JediRich was attacked 3 mornings in a row from June 23-26th. His phone was robbed and I had to recover it from some homeless man using my nunchakus, no kidding, you should have seen it. But we can see that we got the Police on video losing pursuit of the attacker and then apprehending JediRich on YouTube here:
He was released after 48 hours with no charges.
And then this week Las Vegas had two major earthquakes. There was damage at Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is across the freeway from the stadium. We felt the tremors from the earthquake at our apartment 5 miles from the Stadium. But even after the two earthquakes, Mortensen-McCarthy didn't even stop to send inspectors before they started working the next morning July 6th because they are so late.
Finally, we are now in the Summer; the deadliest time of the year for Las Vegans. Temps on the ground exceed 115 °. At 400 feet in the desert air, the temps must be grueling. We are concerned the the contractors no longer are concerned about safety. Their main priority is the August 2020 deadline.
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They heard what was an “explosion” then security showed up and they examined a very large crack in the floor before cancelling the game.“
This person is being snarky about the fact that the Las Vegas Stadium was able to bypass stricter building codes:
The Raiders Stadium got into plan check right before the new 2018 building codes were adopted in February 2019!!!”.
Makes me glad they got around to taking down the one tower at City Center that wasn’t built to code.”
@Billkelso66 is referring to The Harmon which was dismantled in 2014-15. See Wikipedia article here.
On July 5th, 2019 Las Vegas Had It’s 2ND EarthQuake in Two Days: Did Anyone Check The Stadium For Structural Damage Before Returning to Work?
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If Bank of America calls the $550 million note, then the Clark County General Fund will pay the difference.
Happy Fourth of July. You better be getting paid overtime!
We are back on schedule for 2020 but the workers have to work OVERTIME. You’d better get paid DOUBLE to complete this project. They are currently working around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week m, 365 days a year, including holidays like today.
UPDATE: The Stadium is back on schedule but it is delayed 45 days. The crews are now working holidays, 7 days a week, 365 days. The Stadium hit a major setback after Don Webb realized that trusses were built with parts upside down on May 14th 2019. That is why the May 15th truss had to come down on June 13th 2019.
JediRich is a former True Value Hardware Store Employee. If you have a construction issue in the field, just go to your neighborhood hardware store, like McFadden-Dale Hardware and ask one of the employees. They will have the answer.
JediJoy is a US Air Force Vet. She was born with photographic memory. Her missions were combat related. Her job was to identify anything usual in the air or on the radar. Using her photographic memory, she was able to determine that the stadium had hit a standstill.
How do we know it was a cover up? Because they were painting the trusses black. We asked McFadden-Dale why you would paint iron trusses black when they are already black? They said there is no structural reason to paint iron. That is literally the definition of a cover-up.
FOX 5 Vegas and the Review Journal were notified of the delay on June 23rd. On June 26th and June 27th Mick Acker and Rick Velotta - two verified journalists, went on the YOUTUBE to tell everyone that the stadium is not delayed. I also alerted Kim Wagner, Dayna Roselli, Orko Manna, TJ Lavin, Cynthia Lundenberg, and KTNV, NEWS3, 8NEWSNow and Fox 5 Vegas. You should check the stories they chose to run on those days.
Changes to the original blueprint design were changed mid-stream, sometime between May 15th and June 13th 2019.
*Special Thanks to Nicolai Copola and Michael Moore, and Michael Jackson. 🙏