EXCLUSIVE: Stadium Construction About to Move Into Second Phase

Scott Winter
Las Vegas Stadium

The new Las Vegas Stadium – future home of the Oakland Raiders – is about to see much more activity as the second phase of construction will get underway in March, parties close the project confirmed to us today. Completion date is July 2020.

The construction of the Raiders new state-of-the-art stadium, parallel to the the famed Las Vegas Strip, is about to move from just core preparation work to heavy-duty cement and concrete work, parties involved in the project confirmed to the Las Vegas Raiders Report today.

By mid-March, crews from Gateway Concrete Forming Systems (GCFS) will begin work on the new $1.9 Billion yet-to-be-named Las Vegas Stadium with union members of Laborer’s local 872, Carpenters Local 1977, and Rod Busters 413. This phase of work is expected to last 10 months and includes the pouring of cement that will be the core concrete work of the new stadium.

GCFS is a concrete forming subcontractor who has been providing deck forming services for nearly half of a century, per their company Facebook page. Forming is the building of the frame for which the cement will be poured into and set. Mortenson | McCarthy, the official builder of the new stadium, will be handling theĀ pouring of the cement.

The move to this next phase means the site excavation and diversion of a storm culvert on the property should be complete within the next 30 days. Once the base concrete sets, then the steel work to begin assembling the core parts of the stadium will begin to go up. That work is will kickoff in May. Passers by will begin to see tons of structural steelĀ  showing up on property within just a few weeks. That work will be done by Ironworkers Local 433.

The same parties who confirmed this story today, say the stadium is on target to be completed by the stated date of July 2020. The Raiders will hold the first event in the stadium later that summer when they host their first preseason game of the 2020 season. The team will also share the facility with the UNLV Rebels football team.