Plans to spend public money on a proposed Las Vegas soccer stadium might have flat-lined, but city leaders aren’t quite ready to sign the death certificate.
Mayor Carolun Goodman and the other members of the City Council who voted in December to go forward with the $200 million private stadium are probably privately grateful the development has come to an end in February and not closer to election day.
The MLS snub ends years of planning and controversy over public subsidies for a downtown stadium.
It’s easy to get a new soccer stadium that Las Vegas taxpayers may not want. Just call it something else. Stadium subsidy opponents fear that’s the reasoning behind a bill set for introduction at City Hall next week.
The new arena on the Strip is more than a year way from opening, but it has landed its first major sponsor — a global brand name unusual for a big-time sports and entertainment facility.
Bill Foley, the 69-year-old pied piper of NHL hockey in Sin City, and his local partners, the Maloof brothers, will officially start accepting season ticket deposits for a possible big-league hockey club.
Not only is Las Vegas’ bid for a Major League Soccer franchise mired in political turmoil over an approved stadium financing plan, the city and its stadium-development partner are competing against two other cities that already have minor-league soccer clubs, ticket-buying fan bases and stadium proposals in place.
Mark Faber, AEG senior vice president for global partnerships, is selling luxury suites and premium seating packages for the $375 million arena being built by the MGM Resorts International-Anschutz Entertainment Group partnership.
Las Vegas voters should get a chance to weigh in on using public funds to help pay for a controversial downtown soccer stadium, a judge decided Friday.
Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers either has way too many or way too few signatures needed to put a publicly subsidized soccer stadium on the June 2 municipal election ballot, but he won’t know until at least a few more days.