The Clark County Commission on Wednesday postponed action on a request from the Raiders for waivers to development standards on signs at Allegiant Stadium.
Commissioners, responding to a request for a delay through the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, agreed to hear the matter Oct. 16. While the Stadium Authority is the entity making the official request, Raiders sought the delay.
Don Webb, chief operating officer of the Raiders subsidiary building the stadium, said the delay was sought because the team has not received official clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, which must review the request because of the stadium’s proximity to McCarran International Airport.
The team, which is building the 65,000-seat, $2 billion indoor stadium at Interstate 15 and Russell Road, is seeking seven waivers from the existing county sign code, including increasing the size of video boards, the number of animated and freestanding signs, a reduction in setbacks from roads and reducing the separation between freestanding signs.
The county staff has recommended approval of the waivers, which includes action on 650 signs, including 48 animated boards. One of those is a 180-foot video screen along the stadium frontage facing I-15 and Dean Martin Drive that covers 18,000 square feet, about one-third the size of a football field.
The Raiders’ application says the proposed signage is necessary to promote the stadium and events within it and is similar to other uses within the resort corridor that include hotels and facilities such as T-Mobile Arena.
The plan includes directional signage as well as promotional boards. The 470 proposed freestanding signs represent a 389 percent increase in the number allowable by code and 127 wall signs mark a 160.9 percent increase from allowable amounts.
The team also is requesting five freestanding roof and wall signs that will include animation that aren’t addressed in county codes. Because of the height and location of those signs, the FAA must also review them.