UPDATE NOV. 2: Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak was one of the first to announce the news of the upcoming Las Vegas Raiders stadium ground breaking ceremony that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 13.
For that reason, his tweet announcing the target date for the opening of the Raiders' new Las Vegas stadium hold a lot of weight.
— Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) November 2, 2017
The reported July 31, 2020, completion date is just in time for the Raiders' preseason games. It's also during one of the hottest months in Las Vegas, which will an early test of devotion for fans traveling to the city to watch their team play.
The Golden Knights are off to an amazing start and the city seems to have sports fever, so it's hard to imagine the Raiders not garnering the same support.
UPDATE OCT. 23: The Oakland Raiders may be struggling this season but that won't stop Las Vegas-area fans from being excited to see the team break ground on their future stadium.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal , board member Tommy White said the Raiders are planning their groundbreaking event for Nov. 13.
“We’re looking forward to start handing out our hard hats and getting people out to work,” White said.
There are still a few details to be hashed out according to White.
“I just don’t have a time yet because I think they’re doing some scheduling and making sure they get certain invitees to come,” White said. “But, yes, everybody’s looking forward to the 13th.”
White expects the groundbreaking formally at the Stadium Authority’s monthly meeting on Nov. 9.
The team still hopes to have the stadium ready for the 2020 NFL season and if the Golden Knights are any indication, Las Vegas fans will turn out in full force to support their organization
ORIGINAL STORY: Documents show that the Raiders want to break ground on the Las Vegas stadium Nov. 1.
Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration is set to take a look at the proposed site near Russell Road and Polaris Avenue. The FAA will offer input on issues they see with the 65,000-seat stadium that could impact air traffic at McCarran International Airport.
The Raiders submitted plans for review last week.
Documents show the Las Vegas stadium would be 225 feet. There is no timeline for the FAA review to be completed.