Clark County commissioners selected a union leader, an African-American business leader and a woman casino executive to serve on the board that will select the site and oversee planning for a $1.9 billion stadium proposed as the new home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.
Pending league approval of the Raiders’ relocation request in January, Mark Davis said the team would not play games in Las Vegas before the 2019 regular season.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez said Friday’s passage to provide funding for a new stadium was a tremendous boost for his program. The Rebels will be a tenant in the stadium.
A rent of $250,000 per game — $1.5 million over a traditional season of six home games — has been floated as a possible number. It’s also a price that falls in line nationally with other college programs that play in NFL stadiums.
No one could have imagined back in 1928 the pot of gold the NFL would become, nor how exclusive and valued a franchise would be to those cities hosting them. If such a truth is going to find Las Vegas, this is certain: It must happen now.
Tim Leiweke adds credibility and influential NFL connections to the Las Vegas stadium drive. He is playing an integral role in the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez grew up 22 miles from the Oakland Coliseum, where he attended countless Raiders games. If Raiders owner Mark Davis has his way, Sanchez might eventually need only take a short stroll across campus to reach the NFL team’s new stadium in Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Thursday told the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee that he wants to move his NFL franchise to Las Vegas, and he pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion domed stadium if a public-private financing plan is approved by the Legislature.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis met with UNLV officials Friday and toured Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the Rebels football team.
A domed stadium proposed for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas football team has a price tag of $1.2 billion, and developers would seek $780 million in public financing, according to a document provided by Las Vegas Sands Corp., which is leading a consortium behind the project.