Vegas Raiders? A pivotal meeting set to take place to see if we're closer to that reality
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
If there are any plays left to try and score a Raiders touchdown for Las Vegas, now might be the time to call a Hail Mary. On Thursday, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board will meet to discuss where the project stands, and what options, if any still remain.
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak says as of this moment, nothing is clear.
"This will be the first meeting subsequent to Mr. Adelson pulling out of the situation, " said Sisolak. "We don't know if his representatives will be there. I don't know who from the Raiders is going to be there."
When casino magnate Sheldon Adelson pulled out, so did financing partner Goldman Sachs.
Now the question is, will someone come forward to replace their previously promised portion; 650-Million, of the 1-point 9-billion needed to build a state of the art domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip?
"The Raiders have assured me that they have other people that have shown interest in providing the financing," said Sisolak. "I don't know who those folks are. I don't know how many there are. I don't know where they're from, any of those sorts of things."
One thing still in Las Vegas' favor, the $750million already approved in public financing.
Still, the NFL will undoubtedly want an all-encompassing financing plan that makes sense before they can consider approval.
At least one Las Vegas Raiders fan is doing what he can to help. Last week he created a "Bring the Raiders to Vegas" Go Fund Me page.
So far he's collected 665-dollars. It's a start. Thursdays Stadium Authority Board Meeting begins at 1 p.m. and will air live on Cox Cable Channel 4 and will be streamed live at ClarkCountyNV.gov.