The Las Raiders have marked another exciting milestone in the construction of its US$2bn Allegiant Stadium as the natural turf playing surface has been laid.
It’s always an exciting time in any new build when the turf playing surface begins as it usually happens when the project is edging closer to completion.
With the Raiders having always played home games on natural turf, the team has chosen to keep with this tradition despite moving to an enclosed stadium in the middle of the desert. To help the natural grass grow, the venue has a transparent ETFE roof, as well as a sliding field tray where the turf can be irrigated and benefit from some time in the sun.
In this short, but satisfying, video it shows the rolls of turf arriving at the facility to be laid on the tray and the machinery used, including Sidekick’s sliding plate technology to put it in place in a short amount of time.
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