Builder says Raiders stadium on track to be finished by July

LAS VEGAS -- The new $2 billion stadium being built near the Las Vegas Strip for the NFL's Oakland Raiders is not expected to have a roof in place until April but should be finished next summer.

Don Webb, the chief operating officer of a Raiders subsidiary that's building the stadium, said the facility is still expected to be completed by July 31.

Webb told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that work crews are readying the field-level of the venue, including a 9,500-ton 4-foot (1.22-meter) -tall container that will roll the field into the stadium.

The Raiders plans to start playing at the 65,000-seat indoor stadium just off the Strip in 2020.

It's been named Allegiant Stadium for Allegiant Travel Co., the parent company of low-cost air carrier Allegiant Air.
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