Plumbing System at Las Vegas Raiders’ New Stadium Passes Key Test

Workers coordinated via walkie-talkies a ‘Super Flush’ test that overloaded the system to ensure it can handle tens of thousands of fans on a game day

Plumbing System at Las Vegas Raiders’ New Stadium Passes Key Test

Workers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas flushed all of the venue's 1,430 toilets and urinals simultaneously to ensure the plumbing system will hold up when the stadium plays host to tens of thousands of people. (Photo by the Las Vegas Raiders)

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It’s extremely uncertain when exactly the new Las Vegas stadium for the NFL’s Raiders will be able to host a game day crowd of 70,000. But whenever that day comes, officials can at least be confident that the stadium’s plumbing system is good to go.

As the new Allegiant Stadium undergoes the various tests it will have to pass in order to be ready to open, it completed a crucial one recently — the “Super Flush” test. All 1,430 toilets and urinals in the venue’s 297 restrooms were flushed at the same time. While that was happening, workers also ensured that every sink faucet in each restroom was running.

“We don’t ever want there to be 60,000 to 70,000 people in the building and the plumbing system fails us during one of those events,” Julie Amacker, director of CAA Icon, one of the project managers for Allegiant Stadium, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This is one of the last boxes to check that says we’re ready to accept guests.”

A successful “Super Flush” test was particularly noteworthy in this case since the Raiders’ previous home, the Oakland Coliseum, had chronic sewer problems over the years, such as October 2016 when the bowels of the stadium flooded.

The Raiders released a video of the test being done:


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