Executives with the Oakland Raiders are expected to be in Las Vegas on Thursday to provide new details to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on the team’s plans to build its stadium near the Strip.
It’s starting to sink in to state, county and city leaders that the triumph of winning an NFL franchise represents an unprecedented challenge for Southern Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is still examining how to pay for a series of freeway improvements across the Las Vegas Valley, including a pair of projects meant to relieve traffic if a stadium for the NFL’s Raiders is built on Russell Road, just west of Interstate 15.
Raiders fans can expect to run into some major road work during the NFL team’s first few seasons should a new stadium be built on Russell Road, just west of Interstate 15.
Construction is on schedule for the 146,000 square-foot building adjacent to Downtown Summerlin that will be the NHL expansion team’s headquarters and training facility when it opens in mid-August.
Despite hosting four Division I conference basketball tournaments, state-of-the art facilities and the NFL and NHL putting franchises in the city, Las Vegas still can’t get the NCAA to drop its policy on sports gambling in order to host a championship event.
Southern Nevada construction industry experts say whoever ends up building the planned 65,000-seat stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders will face a massive challenge to get it done by the opening of the 2020 NFL season.
Once it became clear last week that the NFL had cleared a path for the Raiders to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas for the 2020 season, some hand-wringing re-emerged on the topic of betting on the team.
Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.