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.