The Las Vegas City Council on Monday extended the deadline to vote on a soccer stadium subsidy deal to Dec. 17.
Sin City’s unique status as a world entertainment destination makes it possible to lure professional sports teams without a public arena or stadium subsidies most cities must pay.
Justin Findlay’s the managing partner and public face of Findlay Sports & Entertainment, which is working to bring an MLS franchise to a downtown soccer stadium the city would help create.
The powerful sports and entertainment company working with MGM Resorts International on building a $375 million arena on the Strip could influence Las Vegas’ ability to land expansion teams in MLS and the NHL.
Only a few major league football stadiums and baseball parks in the U.S. have retractable roofs that open and close depending on the weather. But Jackie Robinson is trying to make sports facility design history by building his arena with a retractable roof.
UFC President Dana White would love the hometown Ultimate Fighting Championship to christen the new 20,000-seat arena under construction behind New York-New York on the Strip with a fight event in spring 2016. But White and UFC face competition.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other proposed downtown stadium backers on Thursday pitched Major League Soccer officials on awarding a franchise to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Manager Betsy Fretwell are joining soccer stadium backer Justin Findlay today to pitch Major League Soccer officials on the merits of the city hosting an MLS team.
The Board of Governors of MLS, which is expanding to 24 teams, is meeting in New York on Dec. 6, with expansion expected to be among the primary discussion topics, said Dean Howes, a soccer stadium adviser helping Justin Findlay on a downtown stadium proposal in Las Vegas. At that time, Las Vegas may learn whether it is selected as the final Major League Soccer expansion team.
Las Vegas city officials are working on a plan to help deliver a new downtown soccer stadium by packaging the soccer venue with four possible park projects and a parking garage under a $45.7 million-$50.7 million bond proposal.
The chief financial officer for MGM Resorts International said Thursday the company has held discussions with a group looking to bring a National Hockey League team to Las Vegas, but the talks were preliminary.
The groundbreaking for Jackie Robinson’s $1.4 billion arena and hotel project on the Strip on Wednesday fueled talk that the National Basketball Association will have a team in Las Vegas one day.
Former UNLV and NBA basketball player Jackie Robinson plans a ground breaking for Wednesday to mark the construction start of a $1.4 billion arena, hotel and shopping project that has quietly moved ahead.
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.