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UNLV $800m football stadium, and we're supposed to compete?

Posted: 1/14/2013 2:55 PM

UNLV $800m football stadium, and we're supposed to compete? Post Rating (1 vote)


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jan/11/unlv/

UNLV's 60,000-seat stadium proposal will feature a 100-yard-long video screen, making it the “world's largest multimedia immersive experience,” according to developers.

UNLV Now will be fully enclosed, and feature two clubs, six 300-seat VIP suites, and more than 50 conventional suites seating 10 to 24 guests.

Developers still have not put a price on the center – widely reported to be in the neighborhood of $800 million

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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:09 PM

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Las Vegas Sun wrote: The centerpiece of the UNLV stadium will be monstrous video screen, which Cavileer said would be viewable from 80 percent of the seats in the venue.

20% off the seats wont beadle to see the videoboard? Must be the endzone seats. 

This stadium is not for UNLV. Just being built in the name of UNLV. They are building this stadium to try and get an NFL team, wont happen.. Or to host the Super Bowl, wont happen. 

Last season the largest crowd UNLV drew was 20,565 vs Nevada. The rest of the games were between 10,700 and 18,000. At the beginning of the season they played a home games vs Minnesota and drew just over 17,000 and a few weeks later hosted Washington State to just over 18,000.

What a waste of good money.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 7:34 PM

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Typically money is not thrown at things like this by idiots, because typically idiots dont have that much money to throw at somthing.

I highly doubt that they are counting on UNLV football the way it currently is, to be the reason this venture is profitable.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 7:44 AM

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A Super Bowl wouldn't be out of the question, the Final Four, NBA All Star game, boxing, UFC, etc. There are plenty of uses for an arena like this...
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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:02 AM

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I thought they didn't do big pro sporting events in Vegas because of the gambling. I can't think of any major pro sports championship ever being in Vegas?
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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:43 AM

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MUsince96 wrote: I thought they didn't do big pro sporting events in Vegas because of the gambling. I can't think of any major pro sports championship ever being in Vegas?

You are exactly right.  NASCAR goes to Vegas but other than that you wont see any other pro sports there. Maybe Vince McMahon is going to start back up the XFL. They had a team in Vegas. 

So like I said they are wasting their money building something UNLV doesn't need. 

From Wiki,

issues with major league sports

The most prominent issue is the perceived problem of legal sports betting. All four major professional sports leagues have strong anti-gambling policies, prohibiting their personnel from having any involvement in gambling. The NFL has taken the toughest stance, even refusing to accept Las Vegas tourism advertising for Super Bowl telecasts and threatening to file suit against any local hotels holding Super Bowl parties. In recent years hotels have gotten around the legal threat by referring to the Super Bowl as "The Big Game" rather than its actual name in advertising.

Some potential owners believe a professional sports franchise would have difficulty gaining an audience, given Las Vegas' numerous entertainment options. Las Vegas also has a high percentage of residents working in 24-hour occupations, many of whom work nights and weekends when most games would be played. These issues are not seen as problems by everyone in professional sports, however. Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria described Las Vegas as "a potential gold mine" for a professional sports team owner. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has also been quoted as saying that Las Vegas would be a good professional sports town.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:42 AM

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MUsince96 wrote: I thought they didn't do big pro sporting events in Vegas because of the gambling. I can't think of any major pro sports championship ever being in Vegas?
NBA All-Star game has been in Vegas, and the Kings were close to moving to Vegas a few years ago. MLB strongly considered moving the Expos to Vegas before going to DC, because DC agreed to pay for the stadium. 

The NFL is a bit hypocritical with gambling, you can't do it, but teams have to put out the injury lists to keep gamblers up to date on things. Not saying it is a sure thing they'd get a Super Bowl, but they'd fit most (maybe a bit small of a stadium) of the requirements the NFL would look for in a host city for the game.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 11:22 AM

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See thats what I thought. Capacity is too small for the NFL. I do know Hines Field seats around 65,000 My guess without looking it up it would be the smallest NFL stadium. And with only 60,000 capacity no Super Bowl. But who knows.

I just looked it up and Soldier Field only seats 61,000 which is the smallest by capacity..

But Vegas should get a deal in hand to what ever they are wanting before they break ground on this. Just because you build it doesn't mean they will come.

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