The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada is the home of the Raiders, a professional American football team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Giving the team a warm welcome to Las Vegas from Oakland, California, the Stadium instills Raiders pride in Nevada residents and Raiders fans.
HNTB chose to partner with Kimley-Horn for our wide variety of in-house planning and design services and track record of success working with large and diverse project teams. The massive, $1.9 billion project required 65,000 seats, options for additional seating for special events, a retractable field, and a critical path item of relocating an existing USACE facility prior to starting the foundation work. Kimley-Horn successfully obtained a permit from USACE on schedule to allow stadium foundation work to commence.
With involvement from experts across multiple disciplines, our team provided an array of services, including:
- Civil Engineering
- MEP Engineering
- Water resources and dry utility coordination
- Permitting, including FAA Permitting
- Traffic engineering and analysis
- Traffic signal designs, signage, and striping
- Parking design and cooperative parking development
- Traffic modeling
- Pedestrian improvements
- ALPS modeling
- Data collection
- Stakeholder meeting organization
- Parking operations planning
- Public outreach related to parking coordination
Upon completion in 2020, Allegiant Stadium held the title for the fastest design and construction schedule for a stadium of its magnitude. The project took a total of 31 months from start to finish.
Kimley-Horn entered into this project with a longstanding, public sector relationship with HNTB, but without a previous working relationship with the Raiders organization, or with the design architect, MANICA. David Manica, owner of MANICA Architecture, worked diligently with our team of designers to ensure the vision the owners of the Raiders had for the stadium was brought to life.
Kimley-Horn collaborated with project partners to complete the stadium—from design through construction—on time and within budget. Due to the size and scope of the stadium, the project team presented a monthly report on status, design, and construction to Clark County Stadium Authority to keep stakeholders aware of progress.
Uniquely Designed to Keep the Grass Green
Designed and built as a modern, luxurious venue, the stadium features a domed ETFE translucent roof ceiling with cable net truss system that creates smooth, lightweight aesthetic. The transparent roof protects players and fans from the desert heat while welcoming in natural light.
The desert heat also has a significant impact on grass growth, which can make designing for a real grass field difficult. As a result, the owners of the Raiders requested the stadium design plans include options for both a real grass field and a turf field. Helping to ensure the long-term lifespan of the grass field was an exciting challenge for Kimley-Horn.
To keep the grass growing and full, we designed a movable field tray. Weighing nearly 20 million pounds, the four-foot-deep movable tray slides on powered wheels, bringing the natural grass field outdoors for sunlight and water. The option to use this real grass field or a turf field, provides versatility for players and enhances the stadium’s ability to host a variety of events.
For a deeper dive into the design and construction of the Allegiant Stadium from the team responsible for building it, watch the YouTube series From the Ground Up which highlights the processes, challenges, and wins experienced during the construction of the one-of-a-kind stadium.
- 2021 Best of the Best in Sports/Entertainment; ENR
- 2021 Best Projects Award in Sports and Entertainment; ENR Southwest Region
- Featured on Episode 108 of The Flood Channel, discussing the USACE flood control facility relocation.
- Featured on Season 2 Episode 1 of Vegas PBS STEAM Camp.