A member of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority says the Oakland Raiders have settled on a date for the groundbreaking of its planned 65,000-seat domed football stadium.
Board member Tommy White, business manager and secretary-treasurer of Laborers Union Local 872, said the team is planning an event for Nov. 13.
“We’re looking forward to start handing out our hard hats and getting people out to work,” White said in a telephone interview late Thursday.
The Raiders were playing a Thursday night game with the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, and team representatives did not return phone calls requesting verification of the date.
White said he received an email confirmation of the event.
“I just don’t have a time yet because I think they’re doing some scheduling and making sure they get certain invitees to come,” White said. “But, yes, everybody’s looking forward to the 13th.”
Other sources close to negotiations with the Raiders indicated the team had a range of dates under consideration for a groundbreaking between Nov. 6 and 17, but were unaware a specific date had been chosen.
White said he expects the groundbreaking formally will be announced by the team at the Stadium Authority’s monthly meeting on Nov. 9.