Oakland Raiders break ground in Las Vegas


The saga of the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, Nevada, has seen the passing of a significant milestone as the team held a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the start of work on the US$1.9bn stadium project which will be the NFL team’s new home from 2020.

Raiders owner Mark Davis and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell formally signified the start of construction on the 65,000-seat stadium, designed by Manica, during a typically glitzy ceremony attended by celebrities and politicians. The ceremony also included a tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in October.

The air-conditioned stadium is expandable to 72,000 seats, making it a potential venue for future Super Bowl games. A new concept video for the stadium was also released, shedding more light on the stadium’s horseshoe interior configuration which will offer views of the Las Vegas Strip.

November 16, 2017

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