Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.
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Las Vegas eventually will get in line to host a Super Bowl, but it will not happen in 2022, the next available date for the championship game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Review-Journal on Tuesday.
With the Raiders suddenly on the local sports scene, it means both the NFL and the NHL are in Las Vegas, a market similar to Nashville when it comes to size, tourism and entertainment.
Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson talks of “a big hole,” that has prevented the city from enticing top sport and entertainment event. Now, he says, “That hole has been filled.”
With the Oakland Raiders officially OK’d to move to Las Vegas, local economists are now studying the path to a new stadium for signs the Raiders are more than just new entertainment.
Southern Nevada business and political leaders on Monday cheered the NFL owners’ decision to relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, bolstering the city’s status as the nation’s leading entertainment destination.
Now that the National Football League has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders franchise to Las Vegas, it’s time to buy those season tickets, right? Wrong.
A pro-Las Vegas vote is anticipated, but owner Mark Davis has been nervous for months regarding the outcome as he waits for his wealthy peer group to decide whether it is in their financial interest to allow the Raiders to move to the desert.
When NFL owners gather in Phoenix beginning Monday, they’re expected to consider a vote to relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain met Wednesday with Clark County commissioner Steve Sisolak and discussed a likely vote next week on the franchise’s relocation bid to Las Vegas.
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