The man in charge of building the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t know much about football, but his history with the Raiders has earned him an invaluable level of trust.
The area around the Raiders stadium may not be the best or easiest place to build a big project or open a retail business.
The $1.84 billion stadium project about a mile west of Las Vegas Boulevard, was dumb luck for nearby landlords. A few bought property right across from the stadium site as recently as 2015 — two years before the football team purchased its land — and others have owned parcels much longer.
Before the Raiders take the field for games in their new stadium, workers will move a 9,500-ton, 240-foot-wide natural grass field into place on the stadium floor.