The roofing industry has largely left Las Vegas following the 2024 International Roofing Expo, making way for the biggest game in professional sports.
Regardless of who wins, history will be made on Sunday as Las Vegas hosts the Super Bowl for the very first time. And it will all happen underneath one of the most interesting roofs in the world at Allegiant Stadium. Here’s a closer look at the site of Super Bowl LVIII.
Keeping it Local
The roof of the $1.9 billion dollar stadium was completed in 2019 by Eberhard Southwest Roofing, an elite commercial roofing contractor based in Las Vegas that began roofing in 1945. They earned the multi-million dollar contract for all roofing and waterproofing on the site.
Sleek and Substantial
The translucent roof is considered kind of an architectural marvel in many circles for its size and unique look. Crews installed 325,000 square feet of new roofing material, which took 96 semi-trucks and more than 1,300 crane pickups to position over the length of the project, Eberhard officials said.
Despite many assumptions, the roof of this NFL stadium is fully enclosed and not retractable. Instead, it’s the field that moves. The field is built on a tray that rolls on steel tracks out of the stadium, exposing the turf to natural light.
More than Roofing
In addition to the roof, Eberhard was tasked with waterproofing the plaza decks, pedestrian walkways, and the entire playing field, which is about 85,000 square feet.
The roofing installation received Sika Sarnafil’s 2020 Project of the Year Award in the low slope, new construction category.
Looking for more? Take a quick peek at the historic site hosting next year’s big game, the Caesars Superdome in Louisiana.