Massive video board outside Raiders stadium nearly complete
While fans will not be allowed to attend Las Vegas Raiders home games this season, the team still will have a way to get a peek inside from the exterior of their new stadium.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the gargantuan 275-foot video board outside of the new Allegiant Stadium will be completed by the end of August.
The $2 billion venue nearly is complete with a retractable wall that opens to a view of the famed Las Vegas Strip. It also will have an 85-foot statue of late former owner Al Davis that was made from a 3D printer.
The stadium’s natural-turf field, powered by 72 individual motors, can slide from the inside to the outside of the stadium, and at 19-million pounds, it is said to weigh as much as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Allegiant Stadium was scheduled to make its NFL debut with an Aug. 27 preseason game between the Raiders and Arizona Cardinals. Now that preseason games have been canceled, the Raiders are expected to debut in their new digs during Week 2 of the regular season when they play host to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Sept. 21.
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