New Las Vegas site emerges as leader for potential Raiders stadium

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In an interesting twist the Fertitta Brothers, owners of Station Casinos, have offered up some or all of the 110 acres, of their Wild Wild West property for Stadium Consideration according to Rick Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Wild Wild West Casino

The Green Dot Represents The Leading Stadium Location

This potential stadium landing site is located just west of I-15 on West Tropicana and just of the Strip. With its proximity to the Strip, I-15, and the acreage of the land, it appears to check all of Mark's boxes, as well as, Sands and Majestic.

This alternate site also alleviates a possible Sands - MGM/LVCC showdown over the Riviera Site, Possible infrastructure and FAA concerns at the other Trop site, and keeps the Stadium near the strip, unlike Cashman.

Here is a Google Maps of the Location

"We are always considering alternatives with respect to the potential use and/or development of our 100 acres of property located adjacent to the Strip, which we believe is one of the premier undeveloped sites in Las Vegas," Richard Haskins, president of Red Rock Resorts Inc., said in a statement issued late Thursday. "As such, we would welcome a discussion with the appropriate parties regarding the possible sale of a portion of that property for purposes of developing a stadium."

Red Rock Resorts is part of the Station Casinos Umbrella and is owned by the Fertitta Brother, who also own UFC.

One other thing to note, it looks like they are also discussing the Thomas and Mack Parking area on UNLV Campus as another potential site.

With the July 11th meeting coming this Monday, the second to last meeting of the SNTIC (unless something changes), it was paramount to have the location nailed down to as few as possible. Mayor Goodman at the last meeting was adamant that the site needed to be addressed before anything else.

Bill Hornbuckle of MGM also made a sideways comment today about their Rock N Rio site,

"MGM Resorts has met with the stadium group on two occasions and had what we feel are productive discussions," Hornbuckle said in the statement.

"Our company is supportive of their efforts and has offered to participate in the partnership by making available a section of our Strip-front property north of Circus Circus. We’ve offered to carry that investment as an equity stake in the stadium at fair market value to be determined at a future date.

"That said, the greatest challenge facing the stadium concept and the committee continues to be the lack of specific detail regarding important, broader aspects of the proposal, including siting and project costs. We respect the SNTIC process and we feel the proposal made by the committee in our last meeting, including what we feel is an appropriate level of public contribution, is both fair and equitable and, if accepted, will allow the process to move forward."

Vegas Politics, gotta love it.