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Allegiant Stadium construction is wrapping up; future of football season unclear

Raiders could play first season in new stadium without fans
Posted at 7:39 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 00:54:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Raiders have been in the valley for weeks, and after two and a half years, Allegiant Stadium is substantially complete.

It's a major milestone for the valley after crews worked tirelessly on the $1.8 billion venue that will be the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels football teams.

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Clark County said Friday marked the substantial completion of the project, meaning the owners can now use the stadium for its intended purpose.

However, Allegiant Stadium will continue to sit empty.

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden talks pandemic, training camp

The team is still unsure if a football season will be possible, given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raiders home opener against the Saints will be their first game in Las Vegas, but it's unlikely that fans will be allowed to attend.

"I'm really worried about Las Vegas," coach Jon Gruden said. "We were eager to have the draft here. We're eager to make some friends here and have some real exciting times as we make our move here. We have the best facility and the best stadium I've ever seen in my life."

The Raiders are currently holding a training camp and their players are being tested frequently for COVID-19.