Several Las Vegas City Council members say developers Cordish Cos. and Findlay Sports & Entertainment should consider taking on a third partner to privatize financing for a proposed downtown soccer stadium so that public dollars are not used.
City Hall lobbyist Jay Brown wasn’t playing for Vegas United last Wednesday, but he did appear to be trying to save the $200 million soccer stadium proposal before it expired before everyone’s eyes.
The Las Vegas City Council recently approved nonbinding plans for a $200 million soccer stadium that mandates no public money — but it’s a rare public-private stadium deal in this country that includes no public dollars.
The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday in favor of a nonbinding stadium subsidy deal with the private developer team of The Cordish Cos. and Findlay Sports & Entertainment, with the goal of eliminating public dollars being used for building the soccer stadium.
The Cordish Cos. has proposed an extra $250 million of development would be woven into final agreement vote in December if the Las Vegas City Council approves the $200 million soccer stadium deal on Wednesday.
The phone calls began ringing at 7 a.m. at the Tarkanian house. Council Member Lois Tarkanian, the former basketball coach’s wife of 59 years who, with her swing vote Wednesday, will decide whether the city moves ahead with a public subsidy deal for professional soccer stadium project in downtown Symphony Park.
The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a new financial term sheet to build a $200 million stadium at Symphony Park meant to provide a home field for a Major League Soccer franchise.
The city of Las Vegas’ plans to use hotel room tax money for $3 million annually over 30 years for most of its share to build a $200 million subsidized downtown soccer stadium could pose a problem, a well-known local consultant believes.
With UNLV seeking a publicly funded campus stadium and Findlay chasing a subsidized downtown sports venue, Rock Rocheleau asked the car dealership chain executive during a stadium information meeting: “Maybe the two of you can come together and build one stadium?” It’s a fairly common question, but there’s more than one answer to the question.
While the city of Las Vegas is entrenched in a high-profile soccer stadium debate, the UNLV stadium board unceremoniously closed shop Thursday as the panel planned to ship a campus football/multi-purpose stadium report to the state Legislature to meet a Sept. 30 deadline.