Meeting on proposed downtown soccer stadium postponed


Monday’s meeting to allow local residents to learn about the financing plan behind a proposed downtown soccer stadium has been postponed.

The city of Las Vegas had scheduled the session to allow the partnership of Cordish Cos. and Findlay Sports to share financing info for the proposed $200 million stadium in Symphony Park. The Cordish-Findlay duo are trying to put together a stadium plan and attract a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas. There is only one MLS expansion team slot left to fill, and Las Vegas is competing against San Antonio; Minneapolis; San Diego; Austin, Texas; and Sacramento, Calif.

The meeting, which was scheduled for the Doolittle Community Center, will be rescheduled for a later date.

“The Aug. 4 stadium financing community meeting was postponed because negotiations with Cordish are continuing, with several terms still not settled. As such, we thought it better to wait until plans and the presentation were finalized before bringing them to the public,” city spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz said in an e-mail.

A second meeting on the stadium finance plan next week is still on. That’s set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The meeting will be televised live on KCLV-TV Channel 2 and streamed live on the www.kclv.tv website.

Residents can also add comments in an online Crowd Hall that has been created at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/stadium until Aug. 11.

The City Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the soccer stadium deal on Aug. 20.

Las Vegas has an exclusive negotiating deal with the Cordish Cos., which unsuccessfully tried to build an arena on the Symphony site and is now working with Findlay Sports on the MLS stadium and team plan.

 

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