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Watch awesome time lapse of Raiders' Allegiant Stadium construction

Watch awesome time lapse of Raiders' Allegiant Stadium construction

If you’ve been following the Allegiant Stadium construction, you’re probably realizing how long and tedious of a project it has been. And rightfully so.

The new home of the Oakland Las Vegas Raiders has come such a long way that it received its own time-lapse video. 

The Raiders posted a video on YouTube to show the construction from beginning to (almost) end on the 1.75-million-square-foot, 65,000-seat capacity facility, and it’s pretty epic:

The 31 months and $2 billion of work condensed into one two minute video might be bittersweet for fans.

The move has been anticipated for a while now, but everything is almost complete for the Raiders' inaugural season in Las Vegas. With the lighting on the stadium blending in perfectly to the famous skyline the Raiders are officially Las Vegas' team.

Allegiant Stadium is a modern marvel.

Some of the perks include a 254-by-49 foot screen in the southern end of the stadium complete with color bars which, after recently being tested, appear to be just a fraction of many ways fans can watch the game. It's literally "lit." (Sorry).

With a little over 30 days to go until the stadium’s completion date, the iconic Silver and Black logo has been painted on the field at the 50-yard line, but there’s still a sense of the tradition they brought with them.

[RELATED: New dazzling photos of Allegiant Stadium]

The famous Al Davis Memorial Torch will continue to be lit in honor of the longtime team owner behind the big retractable lanai doors in the backdrop.

Some things change, but some deserve to remain the same. 

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Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

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Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday compared rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards to Carr’s former Fresno State teammate and current Packers’ star Davante Adams. On Friday one of Edwards’ high school coaches said he has long seen similarities to another perennial All-Pro.

“He’s always reminded me of A.J. Green,” said Conway (S.C.) head coach Carlton Terry, who was an assistant when Edwards played there and coached against Green in high school. “They both just have that ability to make plays at receiver and return punts. Just men on the field in comparison to the other players. Not only did they stand out vertically, but for big men to have that athleticism is just so rare.”

Edwards’ natural gifts were evident from the moment he walked into Conway High School as a 13-year-old freshman.

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Thursday talked about the need to adapt every day to the practice availability of his players.

It went without saying he was referring to the potential impact of COVID-19, the constant shadow he and the Raiders will be operating under this year.

By late afternoon, that possibility became a reality when Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith were added to the COVID-19 injured reserve list.

Read more on the Review-Journal