Facility Friday: Raiders Stadium Update, Esports Arena Las Vegas and More

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The NFL’s Raiders have provided an update on how the team’s new stadium in Las Vegas is progressing. In conjunction with the stadium’s construction contractor, the team presented finalized costs at $1.8 billion for the planned 65,000-seat facility. The stadium, expected to be complete Aug. 1, 2020, will feature 191 suites, and be expandable for hosting the Super Bowl. The stadium will feature dedicated locker rooms for the Raiders, as well as UNLV, the Raiderettes and visiting teams. Design firm Manica Architecture released an orbital view of the stadium, viewable below. — SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun

Madison (Wis.) East High School will receive a $2.8 million upgrade and expansion of its fieldhouse under a public-private funding model approved by the school board this week. The project will more than double the venue’s capacity, increasing it to 2,500 from 1,200. Money from the project will come from district funds, private donations and fundraising gifts from the school’s alumni and supporters. The original fieldhouse, built in 1971, will see upgrades to finishes, light fixtures, locker rooms, bathrooms, seating, flooring and equipment. — SOURCE: Wisconsin State Journal

A $3 million gift from an alumnus has allowed for Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., to plan for an athletic stadium within the site of the college’s sports complex. The $3.5 million project will include a walking track, a new turf field, a scoreboard and lighting, and should be completed by the start of the 2018 football season. — SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A 30,000-square-foot Esports Arena opens today on the Las Vegas strip. Located inside the Luxor, the multi-level arena features a 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating and a broadcast center and production studio. The venue will be open to professional and amateur gamers alike. — SOURCE: esportsarenavegas.com

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