The Las Vegas Stadium Authority breezed through a report-filled board meeting Thursday, taking no major actions, but prepping for next month when a barrage of agreements involving the Raiders, UNLV and stadium financiers begin.
A discussion on UNLV’s use of the 65,000-seat NFL stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders at Interstate 15 and Russell Road is on Thursday’s Las Vegas Stadium Authority board agenda.
The Raiders want to go low-profile until planning for a 65,000-seat domed stadium destined for 63 acres at Interstate 15 and Russell Road is a little further along.
Every time a sold-out Las Vegas Raiders home game ends in 2020, thousands of vehicles are expected to take to local streets within an hour, according to a traffic impact study submitted Thursday to Clark County.
Team would have the ability to block fans from wagering using phone apps, but language in deal approved by Las Vegas Stadium Authority only prevents team from offering gaming.
The NFL had pushed the Stadium Authority Board to complete the lease before the owners met for their annual spring meetings in Chicago on Tuesday.
Should no issues arise and owners sign off on lease, the 30-month timeline to have stadium ready for the 2020 season moves forward.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority met briefly Monday and approved its $63.8 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year.
If plans come together as envisioned in two top news stories from last week, there’s going to be one serious party in Las Vegas come 2020.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority unanimously approved the stadium lease agreement with the Oakland Raiders Thursday afternoon.