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As of March 21st 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Las Vegas Stadium’s completion date has been pushed back to August 4, 2020. Originally it was set to be completed in June, then July 2020. Now the new date is August 4, 2020. They need to meet this date or super close to it, for the season start in September 2020.
Any more delays could be a serious problem for the completion. This has been a crazy weather year. We had several days of snow in Las Vegas. We had more rain this month than expected. It’s been very windy, which is common. All of these things affect the flow. Mortenson/McCarthy are all about safety. They do not operate machinery over certain conditions of too much wind or rain. They have zero work injuries or mishaps. These huge cranes cannot be carrying massive structures if it is super windy in Las Vegas.
All of these things were accounted for when they bid for this stadium. Although, I’m not sure they had not accounted for snow days in the desert. I think that one caught us all off guard. Snow days in the desert, who would have thought?
There were many contractors that wanted this project. Companies had to bid to be a part of this stadium. Executives had to meet to figure out who got which part of the plan. All of those projects get a budget, from the steel crew, to the concrete crew to the design crew, etc, Everyone had to bid for their part. Which means there is already a set amount of money. Any delays or extra crew needed will have to come out of someone’s pocket. Everyone is trying to stay within budget.
The Raiders stadium construction was a sought after project. So the best bid won the deal. That means they are on a tight budget. It’s super important for Mortenson/McCarthy to finish this project on time, so that they do not have to have more workers working. They have to weigh out when is the time to start a third shift; or if a third shift is necessary to finish. As of now they are on course for completion of August 4, 2020.
The budgeted 1.9 Billion dollars for this project is where everyone wants it to remain. If it is not completed on time, then it will cost another 10.5 million dollars to rent the Oakland Stadium for another year. The crew would need more money to finish the project. It could get very expensive fast.
This would be detrimental to Las Vegas. We are looking forward to having the Raiders come in 2020. This could affect a lot of businesses that are banking on the Raiders Nation. We are hoping that everyone is making the wisest decisions, so that the Raiders make it to Las Vegas for the 2020 Season.
We are looking forward to keeping everyone updated on the progress.
Article March 21, 2019 SF Chronicle:
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The partially tax-funded stadium that will become the home of the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas in 2020 has recently faced delays with the delivery of steel components.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports substantial completion of the venue has been pushed back by less than a week to Aug. 4, 2020. The facility would host its first event soon after.
In addition to the delivery issues, a report by an independent construction monitor hired by the stadium's oversight board released Thursday says site visits revealed that "steel components that should have been completed have not yet been erected or detailed."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle March 21st 2019
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