City Hall’s soccer fans couldn’t help but smirk at the apparent failure late last week of a petition drive designed to halt a government subsidy for a $200 million downtown stadium.
The group pushing for a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas used a TV ad during Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast to create more buzz around a season ticket deposit campaign set to launch Feb. 10.
Two very different groups are taking contrasting approaches in their efforts to bring the first major-league sports team to the Las Vegas market. It’s Major League Soccer versus the National Hockey League.
Clark County leaders don’t like Las Vegas’ plan to build a county-subsidized stadium parking garage in Symphony Park, but they’ll need a lot of help to stop it.
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers and dozens of soccer stadium subsidy opponents plan to make their last stand in front of City Hall on Friday.
Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers said Wednesday that he plans to sue the city over the number of signatures needed to put a publicly subsidized downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot.
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is not backing away from a petition signature fight that could force a June public election over the city’s controversial soccer stadium subsidy.
Opponents of using public dollars to help pay for a $200 million downtown Las Vegas soccer stadium faced a setback Tuesday blamed on an apparent error in the city clerk’s office. They need to collect more than 8,258 signatures to put the issue on the June 2 municipal election ballot, not 2,306, as originally thought.
Las Vegas leaders on Wednesday killed efforts to put an advisory question on the June ballot regarding a $200 million downtown soccer stadium, moving 4-3 against Councilman Bob Beers’ last ditch effort to slow progress on the controversial project that was narrowly approved last month.
Only four months ago, construction workers were boring holes 70 feet deep and preparing to pour concrete for a foundation. But on Thursday morning, the ovular skeleton of the $375 million, 20,000-seat arena was taking shape, with the steel work even showing the first signs of the suite level.
The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 to approve a stadium subsidy deal with a development partner seeking to bring a Major League Soccer team to play at the $200 million stadium.
The team that has pushed so hard for a downtown soccer stadium appears to have scored enough votes from the Las Vegas City Council to declare victory.
One Bob might push a controversial and dragged-out $200 million stadium deal across the finish line on Wednesday The other Bob has been the deal’s loudest opponent.
Las Vegas city officials have released the latest terms in their proposed stadium subsidy deal with Findlay Sports & Entertainment and The Cordish Cos. for a $200 millon Major League Soccer stadium in downtown Symphony Park.
Las Vegas’ bid for a Major League Soccer team drew the attention of the league’s Board of Governors Saturday when the board received a report on expansion proposals by groups in Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Sacramento.