If sports players can be traded, why not a stadium? UNLV officials covet 38 acres of Clark County land sandwiched between Thomas & Mack Center and a 42-acre site for a possible new stadium, so one scenario could be the university considering swapping Sam Boyd Stadium for the county property.
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A UNLV official plans to talk with Clark County officials on Monday about acquiring 38 acres owned by the county that sit between The Thomas & Mack Center and a proposed stadium site off Tropicana Avenue.
The owners of the new MGM Resorts International-AEG arena on the Strip are launching a new VIP club membership deal that will allow a member to buy a ticket for the vast majority of events at the $375 million venue that opens in April.
Bulldozers Thursday were preparing the 3,000-foot dirt race course packed with 24 teeth-rattling jumps, a 150-foot turn that extends into a seating section and a 100-foot triple-jump sending motorcycle racers airborne at this weekend's Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium.
I'm counting on MGM Resorts International to do the right thing and build a parking garage for the new arena the company is opening next spring.
UNLV stadium pointman Don Snyder says he's hitching his stadium aspirations to a new gubernatorial tourism infrastructure committee, which he hopes can suggest packaging the stadium, the LVCVA's convention center improvements and Southern Nevada transportation updates under a single funding umbrella.
Construction equipment is demolishing seat sections above Turns 3 and 4 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to make room for a relocated high-end hospitality area and a new 25-space luxury RV section.
On a recent weekday, it was a quiet late morning at Einsteins Bros Bagels on Tropicana Avenue across from McCarran International Airport.
During Thursday's meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV, tourism leaders testified that a new stadium near the Strip could help Las Vegas attract at least 20 new annual special events and the tourists who'd attend them.
The idea of building a stadium with a dome at UNLV is back in play only a year after a panel controlled by the gaming industry recommended an open-air stadium with a shading system.
Southern Nevada's appetite for hosting more special events to draw large numbers of tourists could result in a renewed push to build a stadium to stage events too large for facilities Las Vegas already has.
MGM Resorts International officials were not ready Thursday to offer a lot of details on parking and traffic plans for their new $375 million arena on the Strip.
George Strait, country music's bedrock superstar, will be an anchor act for Las Vegas' new arena, playing exclusive multiple engagements in the new venue in April.
UNLV officials are looking at commercial developments including a 30,000-square-foot entertainment building, restaurants and retail stores as possible money-makers to help buy a 42-acre stadium site at Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane.
The AEG-MGM arena construction is underway. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the $375 million arena's floor pouring.
UNLV's next step for a new stadium is Thursday when university officials will brief a Nevada Board of Regents committee on various financial options to buy 42 acres at Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane for $50 million.
Construction workers on Wednesday installed the last beam of the $375 million arena being built behind the New York-New York garage on the Strip, marking a milestone two days ahead of schedule.
The National Hockey League Board of Governors could vote on a Las Vegas franchise bid in September for a 2017-18 season start, the MGM International executive overseeing arena operations and the company’s new Strip arena said Friday.
The nationally known political and sports stat guru trashes Sin City’s hockey hopes on his website, but locals say he doesn’t understand Las Vegas.
Naming rights for the AEG/MGM Resorts International 20,000-seat arena could be worth $2 million to $10 million per year — if Las Vegas lands a pro sports team.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas officials are working with a sports facility consultant to draw naming rights deals in hope of generating more money from its three-building campus sports complex.
One year of construction has been completed and there’s one year to go before the newest entertainment venue in Las Vegas will open.
At first blush, it might sound creepy and Big Brotherish — cameras documenting an arena visitor’s gender and age, then computers digesting facial images to generate digital ads, music and food selections tailored to fit a crowd’s demographic composition. But this kind of technology will be used at the MGM-AEG arena on the Strip.
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