Tonight, Allegiant Stadium, the new home for the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels, will be unveiled to the country and the world. The new cutting-edge venue designed by Manica Architecture and HNTB will surely become the venue of choice for the mega events with global significance. The sleek, modern, monochromatic exterior is mimicked on the interior to achieve an experience that can only be the Raiders. Simply amazing work during challenging times by the entire build team from Mortenson/McCarthy to deliver over $2 billion dollars in construction in time for tonight's opening event on Monday Night Football. Howard Cosell, Don Meredith and Frank Gifford may not be in house tonight, nor will the late Al Davis, but when they were, the Raiders boasted the best Monday Night Football winning percentage. Go Raider Nation.
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Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled to be part of the team to engineer and deliver the second fully retractable natural grass playing surface in North America with State Farm Stadium (another Lloyd design) in Glendale, Arizona being the first in 2006. The new Raiders playing surface builds on the success of the field for the Arizona Cardinals and delivers a version 2.0, so to speak, that includes an improved concrete substrate, resilient waterproofing, and even an in-ground electric soil warming system for the cold Vegas winter evenings. It took a village to deliver this world class playing surface that moves out of the stadium making way for a multitude of events and uses. Structural engineers at ARUP, to mechanical engineers at Uni-Systems, to agronomy advisors at DA Hogan, and all the building trades including Fields Inc. who assembled and built the playing field specific components.
Best of luck to the entire Raiders organization as they launch their new venue for decades to come. From the ownership, to the starting quarterback, to Head Turf Manager Zach Longnecker and his entire team, "Just Win Baby"....and under the current conditions, be safe.
Lloyd Sports + Engineering is thrilled to be extending our long standing relationship within the Arizona Cardinals and State Farm Stadium delivering infrastructure upgrades at the very popular Great Lawn fan engagement area of the venue. Lloyd Engineering, along with the build teams from SmithGroup and GCon, are busily adding new sanitary sewer, domestic water, communications and entertainment infrastructure for future fan amenities including new game day food and beverage services. This extends the Lloyd + Cardinals relationship past the 30 year mark dating back to the teams training complex in Tempe in 1990, State Farm Stadium's opening event in 2006, and the first regular season NFL home played on the Lloyd engineered fully retractable playing field against the San Francisco 49ers on September 10, 2006.
Gilbert Regional Park Phase 1B East Courts Grand Opening is set to open later in July. The East Courts will provide the community with 16 pickleball courts, 6 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, a paved parking lot that will provide a total of 64 parking stalls, and a 611 square foot restroom facility. All the courts have been designed for competitive play and all will display integral color schemes. There is ample space for spectators to view and cheer at all events within the Phase of the Project. The Lloyd team has provided construction oversight for all aspects of East Courts construction and look forward to the Grand Opening.
As the natural grass is growing in on the field tray outside the stadium, crews began installing UNLV’s synthetic turf field at Allegiant Stadium. The Rebels will play their home games at Allegiant Stadium on a synthetic turf field separate from the Raiders game day natural grass. Read the full article at: https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/unlv-artificial-turf-installation-begins-at-allegiant-stadium-2036254/
The new home for the Las Vegas Raiders is now only days away from the new fully retractable playing field turning green. The new world-class playing field, years in the making with a great project team led by Mortensen McCarthy JV, HNTB Architecture, and Lloyd Sports + Engineering, among many others, will shortly reach a key milestone uniting all of field tray elements with the new playing field sod.
While COVID-19 has kept sports events sidelined for the moment, if we all do our part, there will be a time sports can return including the grand opening of Allegiant Stadium, the new home for the Las Vegas Raiders and the UNLV Rebels.
The reconstruction of the entire playing surface at USA Softball's Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City is heading for home thanks to a wonderful and dedicated project team.
It's a bittersweet moment as the modernized venue will wait patiently for signature events; like the Women's College World Series, USA Softball National Championships, and of course, the USA Olympic Team to once again bring joy to those at the venue and through the telecasts.
Unfortunately and understandably, sports must take a back seat to the COVID-19 health concerns. We can respond to this pandemic together by matching the deafening silence of the venue today with our unified resolve to overcome the challenges and chart a course to future health and prosperity.
The Lloyd Team
Great progress by our partners at Timberlake Construction, United Turf & Track, Studio Architecture, the City of Oklahoma City and of course, USA Softball, as the rebuild of the playing field begins to take shape. Lloyd Sports + Engineering is proud to be the engineer for the project that supports so many talented athletes year-round. We can't wait to see this year's field of 8 take the diamond for the NCAA Women's College World Series in May, and our own USA Olympic Softball team as they prepare to battle the world in Tokyo later this summer.
For the past couple of years, Lloyd Sports and Engineering have been partnered with Marc Taylor Inc. as the Program and Construction Managers for the Gilbert Regional Park Project located in the Town of Gilbert. The Team completed Phase 1 in 2019 and is currently managing Phase 1B. Phase 1B includes the construction of the north parking lot that will tie the two Phases together, 3.5-acre lake that will be stocked with fish, 3-acre great lawn used for concerts and special events, and a corporate ramada that can be rented for all occasions. The construction is being completed by Haydon Building Corp. who is the General Contractor along with several subcontractors that include Earthscapes, Echo Canyon, Jayco, and Ancon. Lloyd is committed to completing Phase 1B on time and within the original approved budget. We are excited to provide the Town of Gilbert Residence a facility that can be enjoyed and sustained for years to come.