Oakland Raiders Las Vegas Stadium Truss Problem Construction Update Livestream
The Oakland Raiders Las Vegas Stadium effort was dealt a setback. The canopy truss array that was being installed was interrupted by an incorrectly placed truss. According to Jedi Rich and Jedi Joy Lightower, a truss that they filmed the installation of, was removed last week – and it was still down.
This caused a four-day delay in the process, and 26 of the trusses were expected to be installed by July 31, 2019. After Jedi Rich and Jedi Joy Lightower discovered the truss problem, and this vlogger vlogged and blogged about it, then the Las Vegas Review Journal mentioned it, but failed to mention the work of Jedi Rich and Jedi Joy Lightower.
That was not right or fair.
Where this all is, is that we have a stadium situation that lacks a weekly media update procedure. This is unusual for a giant public project that uses public resources – in this case a $750 million subsidy.
Accurate and timely information is not what this Raiders stadium construction effort is about. But it should be.
Talking About The History Of The NFL Las Vegas Decision
I shifted into a talk about the The History Of The NFL Las Vegas Decision from my unique point of view. The highlight is that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was going to present a letter to the NFL, and have it sent to the 2015 NFL Spring League Meeting.
Mayor Schaaf, my godsister, told me that she was going to send the letter to me and then she would call me in the morning. She called at 5:17 AM. As it turned out, Libby wanted me to help a man that was sent to Arizona representing Fortress Investments to hand out the letter, by hand, to the owners.
I didn’t think that was something a guy with a press badge should be doing, but by the time I left my hotel and arrived at the Arizona Biltmore, he managed to gain the help of hotel management. But, the letter itself was a disappointment.
It wasn’t a new 11th hour deal as I was led to believe. It didn’t give the Oakland Coliseum land to the Raiders and the NFL. The letter was just, and I mean only, an affirmation of the deal that was already presented to the league. And it reminded the owners that Oakland had a “shovel ready” stadium plan.
Well, the NFL wanted the land. What Libby should have done was flown in and to present an 11th hour deal doing just that.
That was a painful morning that was recapped on tonight’s livestream show.
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