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.
The groundbreaking for Jackie Robinson’s $1.4 billion arena and hotel project on the Strip on Wednesday fueled talk that the National Basketball Association will have a team in Las Vegas one day.
UNLV’s campus stadium initiative culminated Thursday with the stadium board approving resolutions endorsing a venue at the university — someday.
With all the stadium, arena and ballpark proposals floating around Las Vegas, it’s a challenge to keep track of them all. Here’s the rundown for those keeping score:
The Las Vegas City Council voted 6-1 Wednesday to give Cordish Cos. another three months to come up with a proposal suggesting how to fund an open-air soccer stadium in downtown.
They’ve become a common part of the Southern Nevada desert: utility terrain vehicles zipping around the Nellis Dunes recreation area north of Las Vegas or Jeep Jamborees negotiating bumpy Rocky Gap Road from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to Pahrump.
A prominent former rodeo organizer is blowing the whistle on a proposed steer roping — or “steer tripping” — event that is potentially scheduled at Orleans Arena when the National Finals Rodeo comes to Las Vegas in December, describing steer tripping as “awful.”