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McCarthy and Mortenson complete work on 65,000-capacity Las Vegas stadium

6 August 2020 | By GCR Staff | 0 Comments

A joint venture between two US companies has completed work on the $2bn Allegiant Stadium, the largest entertainment venue in Las Vegas.

McCarthy and Mortenson acted as the design-and-build contractor, leading 200 other firms on the project, including engineers, sub-consultants, trade contractors and vendors.

The stadium will be home to American football team the Las Vegas Raiders. It has a capacity of 65,000 and contains a retractable, natural turf field and operable walls that can open to give views of the 3.2 sq km Stadium District and the Las Vegas Strip.

The field is housed in a “tray” fitted with 540 electrically-powered wheels, allowing the grass to be moved outdoors to be watered and receive sunlight.

Work on the project took 31 months, with a total recordable incident rate of 0.98, less than a third of America’s national average.

Eric Grenz, the joint venture’s vice president of operations, said: “Football fans and the community of Las Vegas will really enjoy the design and unique elements of this stadium.

“Allegiant Stadium is second to none and sets a new benchmark for sports and entertainment facilities. We’re thrilled to reach this important milestone and look forward to seeing the stadium come to life when it opens.”

In February 2019, Atkins, the UK subsidiary of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, was selected to create a transportation plan for the venue.

The Las Vegas Raiders were based in Oakland, California, from 1960 to 2019.

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