After six weeks of high-intensity meetings with generous high-fiving for the delivery of a comprehensive stadium development deal for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority got down to more mundane work Thursday.
It seems that every corner of U.S. Bank Stadium has some meaningful function that provides an advantage to the hometown Minnesota Vikings. It should be no different at the 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders and UNLV Rebels.
Thursday’s scheduled special meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority has been canceled and approval of a stadium development agreement has been pushed back to March 1.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is a guidepost for what the Las Vegas Stadium Authority could look like in four years once the stadium that will house the Oakland Raiders is completed.
The Nevada Board of Regents has voted 11-1 in favor of a joint-use agreement that enables the UNLV football team to use the planned $1.9 billion football stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders.
When the Oakland Raiders selected a general contractor to build the planned 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium, team executives said they wanted the best. And when Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Construction began building sports facilities, company executives said they, too, wanted to be the best.
The Nevada Board of Regents in early January will get its first look at a proposed UNLV Joint-Use Agreement for the 65,000-seat domed football stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders after the university and the team resolved every major issue in negotiations that wrapped up last week.
Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain is protecting what’s going to happen at Monday’s Las Vegas stadium groundbreaking event like it’s the playbook for the team’s game next week against the New England Patriots.
Six months ago, members of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority viewed October as the home stretch for wrapping up all the necessary paperwork required to build a $1.9 billion NFL-ready stadium to relocate the Oakland Raiders.
The executive director of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority says he hasn’t spoken with representatives of the Raiders since mid-summer and there haven’t been any discussions about the team playing at the facility through 2020.