We don’t know why but we do know that the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has not made any progress on raising the roof even though they’ve been ready since August 30th, 2019 (SOURCE: Rick Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal).
However, we do have a timeline of events that would lead someone to believe that there was a heist at Raiders Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas :
There Appears to Have Been a Heist at the Raiders Las Vegas Stadium
When you look at the timeline, there appears to be a heist. If not, then what is the reason for the roof delay?
There was a twitter flurry over concern as to who was going to pay for the add heightened security. Scott Gulbransen @LVGully Host of "Silver & Black Today" on Sports AM Radio1190 assured Las Vegas Locally that these police cars were "PAID FOR HIRE". That means that Mark Davis' Raiders is paying their hourly overtime, not the taxpayers of Clark County and their Hotel Guests.
The taxpayer, in this case, is anyone who has been to Las Vegas since 2018 because the Stadium is being paid for by a hotel tax."
The Stadium is over budget by $200 Million and that was before this latest fiasco. It is the opinion of JediRich.com Studios in Las Vegas that Don Webb is not being forthcoming with any significant events that the public needs to know. In fact, he uses the Las Vegas Review Journal's writers to squash any rumblings or rumors of any delays. That may be standard business practice for a privately funded casino. However, the Las Vegas Stadium is publicly funded and the taxpayers have a right to know what's going on with their money. The taxpayer, in this case, is anyone who has been to Las Vegas since 2018 because the Stadium is being paid for by your hotel hotel taxes.
What does Gaming and Hospitality have to do with owning the only newspaper in Las Vegas?
Sheldon Adelson owns the Venetian and the Palazzo. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was purchased by Sheldon Adelson in 2015. Sheldon Adelson has missed his last 3 earnings calls. Patrick Dumont is Sheldon's son-in-law and CFO.
It is the opinion of this studio that the Las Vegas Review-Journal has been compromised. The greed of a few overzealous, corporate execs (and politicians) from the casinos has spilled over into the local media. What does Gaming and Hospitality have to do with owning the only newspaper in Las Vegas? There are no synergies between a paper and a hotel/casino.
It's obvious that great writers like Rick Velotta are being required to spin and print only positive news about the stadium at the expense of a disservice to the public and anyone who's paid a hotel tax in Las Vegas.
JediRich is the unofficial Las Vegas Raiders street photographer.