After several years of planning and construction, and almost $2 billion, Allegiant Stadium is complete. The new home to the Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels college football team features 65,000 seats (expandable to 72,000), parking for 25,000, and an 85-foot flaming cauldron.
Flyhouse was brought into the project in 2019 to consult the architects on the initial design. Much like our work with U.S. Bank Stadium in 2019, we were tasked with ambient light control, adding custom motorized curtains and necessary structures around the glass venue. We began work on the project in March of this year, just as the global pandemic was becoming a reality. Fortunately, our crew was able to install onsite this summer, following local COVID-19 safety protocols.
While the venue is officially open, spectators will likely need to wait until 2021 to experience it in person. Or they can check it out on TV next month: the first scheduled event at Allegiant Stadium is a Monday Night Football game between the Raiders and New Orleans Saints on September 21.
ALLEGIANT STADIUM BY THE NUMBERS:• 480 Plates of drawings
• 7.58 Miles of fabric
• 321 Curtains
• 4,840 LNFT of track
• 4,668 Curtain carriers
• 3 Lanai door curtains, to travel at 5 feet per second, from ground to ceiling in 23 seconds.
• 20 53’ Semi trucks of equipment delivery
• 51,684 lbs of steel
• 34,868 Nuts, bolts and washers
• 12,000 lb motor platform
• 3 months (June-August) - Flyhouse crews on site during the COVID-19 pandemic
• 25,200 flights of stairs climbed by the Flyhouse crew
• 20-25k steps per day, per crew member
• 100-116° High temperatures in Las Vegas, July-August