Raiders break ground on new Las Vegas stadium project

Raiders break ground on new Las Vegas stadium
Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 12:54:02-05

LAS VEGAS (KGTV) - Construction of the Raiders' new stadium in Las Vegas is officially underway.

On Monday evening, Raiders owner Mark Davis, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put ceremonial shovels into the dirt at the star-studded groundbreaking ceremony for Las Vegas Stadium.

Davis said, "We are breaking ground on the most magnificent stadium right here in the entertainment capital of the world."

Goodell added, "Only in Vegas can you turn a groundbreaking ceremony into a show."

The team is hoping the $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium will be ready in time for the start of the 2020 season. The domed stadium project is expected to create 8,000 full-time jobs.

Fifty-eight beams of light shined during the ceremony in honor of the victims in the Oct. 1 mass shooting.