Game On!

May 9, 2017

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority released a preliminary project timeline on Monday for the 65,000 seat domed football stadium that will be the new home of the Raiders.

The draft of the timeline shows construction to begin in January 2018 and last 30 months, giving the team three months to move in.

This may be a somewhat ambitious timeline since none of the last four domed NFL stadiums were finished in 30 months but the stadium authority is betting on smooth cooperation with various agencies for required reviews and agreements.

What are their odds?

Here’s how long it took to build the last seven NFL stadiums that have opened:

  • US Bank Stadium (domed), Minneapolis (Vikings), 32 months
  • Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California (49ers), 27 months
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (Jets, Giants), 32 months
  • AT&T Stadium(domed), Arlington, Texas (Cowboys), 45 months
  • Lucas Oil Stadium(domed), Indianapolis (Colts), 35 months
  • University of Phoenix Stadium(domed), Glendale, Arizona (Cardinals), 40 months
  • Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (Eagles), 27 months

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (Falcons) and Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park (Rams, Chargers) currently are under construction.

Members of the board overseeing the $1.9 billion project are expected to discuss the preliminary timeline during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday.