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After several years of planning and construction, and almost $2 billion, Allegiant Stadium officially opened in July 2020. 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.
Allegiant Stadium By the Numbers:
Plates of drawings
Miles of fabric
LNFT of track
Lanai door curtains, to travel at 5 feet per second, from ground to ceiling in 23 seconds
Semi trucks of equipment delivery
lbs of steel
Nuts, bolts and washers
lb motor platform
Months (June-August) - Flyhouse crews on site during the COVID-19 pandemic
flights of stairs climbed by the Flyhouse crew
steps per day, per crew member
High temperatures in Las Vegas, July-August
While Allegiant Stadium officially opened in 2020—and fans got their first look during a Monday Night Football game between the Raiders and New Orleans Saints—spectators were welcomed in-person a year later, in August 2021.