The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday shortened by three weeks a public comment period for a study that will determine whether the Raiders’ proposed 225-foot-tall stadium would impact jetliner traffic at McCarran International Airport.
It doesn’t mean this is a guaranteed financial jackpot for the city, but the fact Las Vegas probably would only host a few games is a plus in this manner.
Contractors hired by the Oakland Raiders are drilling on the site of the planned 65,000-seat domed football stadium, hoping to find answers underground.
Board members got their first collective look at a financial package being negotiated by the Raiders with Bank of America that won’t be finalized until a guaranteed maximum price contract is signed.
A 225-foot-tall NFL stadium proposed by the Raiders would not impact jetliners taking off or landing at McCarran International Airport nor military airspace, according to preliminary findings issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority will get its first look at the details of the financing of the 65,000-seat domed football stadium when it meets Thursday, a day after Clark County officials conduct a high-impact project hearing on the development.
The Raiders are still a few years away from throwing the pigskin in Las Vegas. But one investor group is getting in on the team’s neighborhood early – and it paid a premium.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is negotiating with CA Group to complete an environmental study of several improvements along a section of Interstate 15 near the NFL stadium site for the Raiders.
Clark County commissioners are expected to vote next week whether to allow the project to continue. While approval is all but certain, county staff has requested several stipulations be incorporated with the OK.
Providing adequate transportation infrastructure for Las Vegas’ impending NFL stadium was a chief concern for members of local town advisory boards who convened Wednesday night.