Allegiant Stadium future home of the Las Vegas Raiders construction update

Allegiant Stadium Update: Stadium on time for July opening


Allegiant Stadium will be the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The stadium is being built on a 62 acre property just west of Mandalay Bay on the other side of Interstate 15.

Allegiant Stadium will serve as the home stadium for the National Football League (NFL)’s Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels college football team.

Construction of the $1.8 billion stadium began on November 13, 2017 and is expected to reach “substantial completion” completed in July 2020 in time for the Raiders 2020 NFL Season.

“Substantial completion” date means not every element of the stadium will be finished, but enough will be done to host football games, music concerts, etc…



Raiders.com | Las Vegas Raiders Official Team Website

Allegiant Stadium Website

MSG Sphere Las Vegas March 2020 construction update

MSG Sphere Las Vegas is currently being constructed on the east side of Venetian/ Sand Convention Center and is on track to be completed in 2021. This is a joint venture of The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands. The venue is expected to reach 875,000 square feet and hold about 17,500 seats once complete.

The project was originally estimated to cost $1.2 billion, but MSG Sphere design upgrades have boosted the total cost estimate to $1.66B… the timing of 2021 project completion is on track.

MSG Sphere Las Vegas Official Website

Ne-Yo Las Vegas music beginnings.

Shaffer Smith, professionally know as Ne-Yo, went to high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts until his junior year of high school (got kicked out of Las Vegas Academy for breaking a window… read more) . Shaffer (Ne-Yo) then spent his senior year of high school and and graduated from Rancho High School.

While in the Las Vegas Academy, Smith adopted the stage name GoGo and joined an R&B group called Envy. The group Envy appeared during amateur night on Showtime at the Apollo[1] and on the MTV‘s The Cut[2]

 Ne-yo and Corey from American Idol stinking up Apollo. September 29, 2010 on YouTube.

Ne-yo, Corey Clark, and Cory Robinson Backstage at MTV’s “The cut”. July 20, 2009 on YouTube.

Broken window didn’t stop Ne-Yo – Las Vegas Review Journal

The Drew Las Vegas (formerly Fontainebleu) construction history and 2020 update

Resorts World Las Vegas is a hotel and casino currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip across the street from Wynn & Encore and is now planned to open in summer 2021.

The history of the Resorts World Las Vegas development:

  • Site of the Stardust Resort and Casino until 2007
  • Boyd Gaming demolished the Stardust Resort to develop its Echelon Place project
  • Boyd halted construction of its Echelon Place project in 2008 due to economic conditions
  • Boyd Gaming sold the property to Genting Group in March 2013 who subsequently announced their plans to redevelop the site as Resorts World Las Vegas
  • Groundbreaking for Resorts World Las Vegas was initially scheduled for 2014, with the first phase of the resort expected to open in 2016
  • The opening date for Resorts World Las Vegas was delayed many times due to claims by Genting Group of redesigns of the project
  • Groundbreaking for Resorts World Las Vegas eventually took place on May 5, 2015 and Resorts World Las Vegas is now schedule to open in the summer of 2021 at a final cost of an estimated $4.3 billion

Resorts World Las Vegas construction history and 2020 update

Resorts World Las Vegas is a hotel and casino currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip across the street from Wynn & Encore and is now planned to open in summer 2021.

The history of the Resorts World Las Vegas development:

  • Site of the Stardust Resort and Casino until 2007
  • Boyd Gaming demolished the Stardust Resort to develop its Echelon Place project
  • Boyd halted construction of its Echelon Place project in 2008 due to economic conditions
  • Boyd Gaming sold the property to Genting Group in March 2013 who subsequently announced their plans to redevelop the site as Resorts World Las Vegas
  • Groundbreaking for Resorts World Las Vegas was initially scheduled for 2014, with the first phase of the resort expected to open in 2016
  • The opening date for Resorts World Las Vegas was delayed many times due to redesigns of the project by Genting Group
  • Groundbreaking took place May 5, 2015 and Resorts World Las Vegas is now schedule to open in the summer of 2021 at a final cost of an estimated $4.3 billion

Resorts World Las Vegas Official Website

Resorts World Las Vegas to feature Hilton, LXR and Conrad properties