Only four months ago, construction workers were boring holes 70 feet deep and preparing to pour concrete for a foundation. But on Thursday morning, the ovular skeleton of the $375 million, 20,000-seat arena was taking shape, with the steel work even showing the first signs of the suite level.
The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.
The team that has pushed so hard for a downtown soccer stadium appears to have scored enough votes from the Las Vegas City Council to declare victory.
One Bob might push a controversial and dragged-out $200 million stadium deal across the finish line on Wednesday The other Bob has been the deal’s loudest opponent.
Las Vegas city officials have released the latest terms in their proposed stadium subsidy deal with Findlay Sports & Entertainment and The Cordish Cos. for a $200 millon Major League Soccer stadium in downtown Symphony Park.
Las Vegas’ bid for a Major League Soccer team drew the attention of the league’s Board of Governors Saturday when the board received a report on expansion proposals by groups in Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Sacramento.
The new MGM Resorts International-AEG arena being built on the Strip, which will open in April 2016, will offer venue booking flexibility to MGM Resorts, which also owns the Mandalay Bay Events Center and the MGM Grand Garden Arena within a few blocks of the arena site, an MGM Resorts executive said Wednesday.
The Las Vegas City Council on Monday extended the deadline to vote on a soccer stadium subsidy deal to Dec. 17.
Sin City’s unique status as a world entertainment destination makes it possible to lure professional sports teams without a public arena or stadium subsidies most cities must pay.
Justin Findlay’s the managing partner and public face of Findlay Sports & Entertainment, which is working to bring an MLS franchise to a downtown soccer stadium the city would help create.