Stadium builders reached a critical stage in the construction of Las Vegas’ 65,000-seat, $1.8 billion indoor football stadium this week as they took the first step toward going vertical.
Construction at Las Vegas Raiders stadium as seen on Sept. 27, 2018, in Las Vegas.
When the Las Vegas stadium becomes a venue for a major music concert, it better be a sellout show. Otherwise, Las Vegas may not see another concert there for years.
The planned facility near Executive Airport Drive and St. Rose Parkway would house 1½ indoor football fields, a 200-seat theater, a training center and office space. At 323,000 square-feet, the planned headquarters is about twice the size of the MGM Grand’s casino.
Bill Hornbuckle, an MGM executive and one of the nine members of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, on Thursday said his company fears that its customers would be “choked out” by people wanting to park close to the stadium on event days.
If Southern Nevada were to form an organization to attract marquee sporting events to Las Vegas, it would need to consider whether attracting an event might displace a long-term major existing convention or trade show.
Construction at Raiders stadium as seen on Sept. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.
Executives with the Oakland Raiders have to be pretty happy with the outcome of last week’s Clark County Commission meeting at which their Las Vegas stadium parking plan was accepted — and embraced — by every commissioner.
Commissioners unanimously accepted the event parking plan for thousands of spaces within about five miles of the stadium at Russell Road and Interstate 15.