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.
Concerns raised this month by the stadium’s developers and MGM Resorts International prompted state transportation officials to reconsider building a direct-access carpool lane from Interstate 15 to the Hacienda Avenue overpass.
A new NFL stadium is still a long way from completion and billboards all over town say, “The Raiders are coming.”
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority and the Oakland Raiders hope to finalize a stadium development agreement that has been months in the making at a special meeting scheduled for Thursday.
Raiders fans are flocking to the Las Vegas stadium preview center at Town Square, which opened last weekend.
The Oakland Raiders have scored a multimillion dollar deal on 55 acres in Henderson for the team’s future practice facility and headquarters.
Las Vegas and its $1.9 billion stadium project won’t be forgotten when nine NFL owners and team presidents, together wielding influence over an adjusted Super Bowl bid-selection process, meet in the coming months.
Board members cruised through a lengthy agenda, but had little to show for it in the end, except that everything still appears to be on track for completion of a final stadium development agreement in February.
Ask the average Minnesota Vikings fan about the team’s potentially historic run toward Super Bowl LII and there’s no question: They would love the team to be the first ever to host the NFL’s championship game in its home stadium on Feb. 4.