LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Lady Liberty's got a new look for the start of the football season.

Crews installed a Las Vegas Raiders jersey on the Statue of Liberty at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning.

The NFL season officially kicks off Thursday with the Texans and Chiefs facing off at 5:20 p.m. The Raiders will start their first season as Las Vegas' team on Sunday at 10 a.m. against the Carolina Panthers.

Lady Liberty’s Raiders jersey weighs a little more than 600 pounds and is constructed from vinyl mesh with heat-welded edging material and heavy-duty grommets, MGM Resorts said in a news release.

YESCO employees spent 200 man-hours fabricating the 60’-tall custom jersey and six hours to install it Thursday morning, the release said.

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TrumpBeliever

Shows you how fickle Las Vegans are. The Knights are IN the playoffs and she is not wearing a Golden Knights jersey. Now that the raiders are here, its all about them.

guest10482

When they finally open and start playing and then Kneel at the National Anthem, They should close the stadium, Have flea markets there, because nobody should support unamericanism in any form.

Nevermore

I'm amazed that they didn't put a BLM t-shirt on her. But I see she is safe from covid19, by wearing a mask.

qwerty123

If I was forced to wear a Raiders jersey I would want a mask to cover my face too.

Nevermore

Used to watch Green Bay Packers, when we lived in Wisconsin. Now all the teams are a thing of the past.

guest10482

really, Im glad they didn't though!

Voz de Razon

What does it matter WHERE they play if no one can BE there? Lameness is off the charts.

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