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8 News NOW gets inside look at progress of Raiders stadium

LAS VEGAS - With the success of the Golden Knights, attention has turned to Las Vegas' next professional sports team: The Raiders. 

We're a couple of years before football cements itself in the valley in 2020, but the foundations for the stadium are being put in to place. 

The dome will forever change the skyline of Las Vegas.  Crews are currently building the structure for the second level of the stadium. 

Once the stadium is all done, the yearly economic impact for the area is projected to be $620 million. $13 million of that money will fund education every year. 
    
For the hundreds of workers on site every day, the project has taken a special meaning because they’re building something historic.

"Talking to a lot of workers out there this is a legacy for them," said Tommy White, Laborer’s Union 872. "It’s like you know we used to drive down the Strip and talk about the hotels that we built. Now, it’s you know, driving down the Strip and getting to the stadium and talking about this big, beautiful Raiders stadium that we’re building."

Construction for the 65,000 seat venue has created 24,000 construction jobs. At least 6,000 permanent jobs will be created when it opens in 2020. 
 


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