Vegas Nation Stadium Show host Ed Graney talks to business reporter Rick Velotta, who recently got a tour of the Las Vegas Stadium, and they go over all of the updates on the project.
Though it sometimes seems officials have nothing but good news regarding the construction of the Las Vegas stadium, one official acknowledged a list of worries tied to the $1.8 billion project that occasionally keep him up at night.
The Raiders team is in the final stretch of completing a comprehensive transportation plan that will increase parking significantly, Stadium Event Co. Chief Operating Officer Don Webb said.
Nearly half of the $1.8 billion has been spent and construction on the Las Vegas stadium is about 44 percent completed with 11 of 26 canopy trusses in place.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air said the trademark request is not tied to the $1.8 billion Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium to be completed in 2020.
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.
The Las Vegas Raiders stadium is closer to being completed as the weeks go by.
All things considered, the Raiders’ relationship with the city and state has been a good one, and several reports Thursday enumerated some of the positives that already have emerged.