The Las Vegas Raiders stadium has finally been given the go ahead by Clark County. The Raiders won’t be calling Las Vegas home until 2020. In the meantime, Sin City is already starting to get very excited about the prospect. Earlier this week, the stadium was given the green light to begin construction of the nearly $2-billion facility.
Raiders Stadium Given the Green Light
Approval from the county for the Raiders Stadium came just days after the project was given the all clear by the FAA. Due to its proximity to McCarran International Airport, construction also had to be approved by the FAA, ensuring that the stadium would not pose any dangers to air traffic in the area.
Currently, the Raiders are based in Oakland, however, due to a stadium dispute, they need to look for a new home. After considerable negotiations, Las Vegas was eventually chosen. The team will stay in Oakland for 2018, but there is still some confusion where they will play in 2019, as the new stadium will not be ready until the following year.
Raiders Stadium Going Forward
The new Raiders Stadium will be able to seat 65 000 people and is going to be located within close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip. It is also expected to bring a lot of new businesses into the area, with new bars and restaurants expected to open their doors by 2020.
One issue remains though; some think that the 62 acres of land acquired for the stadium will not be enough for the stadium and parking. However, the company managing the construction has said that this will be sorted out in the near future.
Clark County has reportedly also approved some 20 different uses for the Stadium. Clark County has issued business permits to numerous shops, restaurants, and other entertainment forms. One such possibility could be a Las Vegas Raiders Hall of Fame museum at some point in the future.