LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The teams and fans may have departed, but Las Vegas is still dressed for the Super Bowl. Undressing it could take a quarter of the time it took to move in.
The gradual takedown of the purples and pinks of the Super Bowl LVIII color theme began the day after the most viewed television broadcast in history. In other areas of the Strip, it began that same night.
Around Allegiant Stadium, its 300-foot security perimeter was seen mostly dismantled by Monday evening. Tents that once hosted tailgates and hospitality events in the stadium parking lot were seen being dismantled too.
The Fountains of Bellagio are also inaccessible as the sidewalk along it on Las Vegas Boulevard closed to public foot traffic within hours of Sunday’s final touchdown. Stages that CBS created for game-week television productions wrapped that night.
The potential swift move, so far, seems to be meeting promises made at the beginning. Clark County Commissioners warned that the move out needed to move quickly after a prolonged teardown of November’s Formula One race.
“As we learned with Formula One, the takedown is as important as the put up,” Commission Chair Tick Segerblom said during the January 16 meeting. “Hopefully we’re working with them to make sure we take down as fast as possible.”
“The way the schedule works, all the takedown should be completed by February 15,” Clark County Director of Public Works Denis Cederburg said in response.
That’s a schedule of five days to remove which took roughly a month to install. Street closures around the stadium will remain in effect until then.
A representative for Clark County told 8 News Now Monday that southbound traffic lanes currently utilized for CBS stage deconstruction will be given back to the public sometime February 16.
It is unclear when the “Paramount Mountain” installed on top of The Mirage’s volcano will be deconstructed, though the Hard Rock Hotel expansion and remodel project is expected to begin sometime this year. The volcano is being removed permanently through that construction.