Construction crews on the Las Vegas Stadium have begun one of the most difficult — and most dangerous — aspects of the project.
The Las Vegas Stadium Community Benefits Plan Oversight Committee learned Thursday that for work through the end of February, 66 percent of the 1.3 million work hours performed on the project was completed by women and minorities.
At least one business near the Raiders stadium is already cashing in on the project.
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.
Raiders tackle Trent Brown and his bank account are waiting on Las Vegas. In 2020, the Raiders are scheduled to move to Nevada, one of seven U.S. states with no state income taxes.