Press Release: 11.14.2017

Raiders Break Ground on New Las Vegas Stadium

New Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Rendering

McCarthy, and joint-venture partner Mortenson Construction, broke ground on the new $1.9 billion multi-purpose stadium near the famed Las Vegas Strip yesterday. The ceremonial groundbreaking signifies the start of construction which will be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season.

MANICA Architecture is behind the stadium’s sleek and modern design, which features a horseshoe-shaped seating arrangement with an open-air entrance highlighting spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Other unique features include a ETFE cable net roof that will provide an outdoor-like experience without exposing fans to the intense heat of the desert sun; a retractable natural turf field; large operable walls; and all the amenities and premium clubs, lounges and suites you’d expect from a Las Vegas venue.

"This is an exciting day for Southern Nevada, thousands of local craftworkers and hundreds of local businesses,” said Paul Dudzinski, project director, Mortenson | McCarthy. “The economic impact of construction will benefit Clark County, the city of Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada for generations to come.”

Building the 1.7 million-square-foot facility will require an estimated 3.5 million work hours, 9,000 craftworkers from various trades, as well as hundreds of local subcontractors and suppliers. In addition, the Small Local Business Enterprise Requirement established by Senate Bill 1 (SB1) requires 15 percent of the project to be subcontracted to small local businesses. There is also a workforce goal that targets 38% of construction work hours to be performed by minority and female workers.

"It’s an honor to work with the Raiders Franchise and we are excited to bring their vision to life in the entertainment capital of the world,” said John Wood, principal-in-charge, Mortenson | McCarthy. “This venue will be an international attraction that the community will be very proud of.”

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that spans all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with advanced technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,850 salaried employees, the firm has offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and Google+.

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