visitors authority – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 21:15:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png visitors authority – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 Here are all the big developments coming to the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/here-are-all-the-big-developments-coming-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 21:15:33 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/here-are-all-the-big-developments-coming-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Las Vegas is in the midst of another transition that could change the city’s skyline and raise the city’s international profile. From attracting professional sports leagues to the city to attracting world-class artists to performance residencies, Las Vegas has been on a roll in recent years. With new and upcoming attractions, Sin City must grow. […]]]>

Las Vegas is in the midst of another transition that could change the city’s skyline and raise the city’s international profile.

From attracting professional sports leagues to the city to attracting world-class artists to performance residencies, Las Vegas has been on a roll in recent years.

With new and upcoming attractions, Sin City must grow.

Transportation, accommodation and other logistical issues will need to be ironed out before Vegas can reach its full potential and this week the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released details on where the city is headed.

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Wynn Resorts mom on all plans for Strip land he bought 4 years ago https://scapa-lv.org/wynn-resorts-mom-on-all-plans-for-strip-land-he-bought-4-years-ago/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/wynn-resorts-mom-on-all-plans-for-strip-land-he-bought-4-years-ago/ Located on a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates, Wynn Resorts’ new development will feature more than 1,000 rooms, an upscale shopping mall, restaurants, lounges and more. The project marks Wynn’s big bet on a tourist outpost halfway around the world – while at home the casino operator has yet to say what it […]]]>

Located on a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates, Wynn Resorts’ new development will feature more than 1,000 rooms, an upscale shopping mall, restaurants, lounges and more.

The project marks Wynn’s big bet on a tourist outpost halfway around the world – while at home the casino operator has yet to say what it would do with a chunk of land from the other side of the street.

Wynn has partnered with developer Marjan and hotel owner RAK Hospitality Holding to build a multi-billion dollar resort on Al Marjan Island, located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, according to a Press release Tuesday.

The project – which is expected to include meeting and convention space, an “exclusive spa”, entertainment and a “gaming zone” – is expected to be completed in 2026, the statement said.

Wynn is not the first Las Vegas casino company to venture into the Middle East, nor the only one with a large piece of land in southern Nevada where it could build a new hotel.

But just over four years after Wynn announced it was acquiring 38 acres next to the Fashion Show mall for $336 million, it still hasn’t confirmed what it will do with the property, the former long vacant New Frontier home.

“Continue to develop our ideas”

Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver said in a statement for this column that the company will be the UAE resort’s operating partner, receive a management fee and hold a “minority financial interest in the project”.

He noted that Al Marjan Island is a 45-minute drive from one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai International Airport, and offers a “pristine white sand beach”.

He also said 17 new hotels will open by 2024 in Ras Al Khaimah, “increasing its appeal as a strong regional tourist destination.”

As for the land on Las Vegas Boulevard, he said, “We continue to evolve our ideas for the 38 acres across from Wynn Las Vegas and look forward to developing it when the time is right.

In some ways, that’s hardly a surprise, given the property’s history and Las Vegas’ harrowing experience during the pandemic.

Changing fortunes, changing hands

Israeli investors bought the New Frontier in 2007 for more than $1.2 billion and imploded it with plans to develop a luxury resort. But Las Vegas’ frenzied housing boom quickly died down, the economy crashed, and the project never got built.

Australian billionaire James Packer acquired the site through foreclosure in 2014 and set out to build the 1,100-room Alon Las Vegas. But Packer reportedly struggled to raise funds for the project, and his company Crown Resorts put the land up for sale.

Wynn Resorts announced a deal in December 2017 to acquire the site, and founder Steve Wynn told analysts in January 2018 that he wanted to move quickly on a project there.

A few days later, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wynn had a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct. Wynn, who called the allegations “preposterous”, quickly resigned as his company’s chief executive officer, citing “an avalanche of negative publicity”.

“There will always be demand”

Meanwhile, Las Vegas attendance increased significantly from 2020 when the pandemic hit and tourism plunged, but it has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.

More than 32 million people visited America’s casino capital last year, up from 19 million in 2020 but down from 42.5 million in 2019, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported.

When asked if Wynn thinks there is, or will be, sufficient demand for more megaresorts along the Strip, Weaver pointed to “the incredible increase in demand for Las Vegas among domestic leisure and gaming customers in 2021,” and added that the company “firmly believes” Las Vegas will remain a “preferred global destination for years to come.”

“And with that backdrop, there will always be demand for the quality experiences that Wynn delivers,” he added.

Will these experiences include a new casino across from its glitzy Wynn Las Vegas and Encore towers? Will this sprawling site remain undeveloped land for years to come?

Your guess is as good as mine.

Contact Eli Segall at esegall@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0342. To follow @eli_segall on Twitter.

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Snapshot of Las Vegas to provide insight into the region’s economic outlook https://scapa-lv.org/snapshot-of-las-vegas-to-provide-insight-into-the-regions-economic-outlook/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 04:15:07 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/snapshot-of-las-vegas-to-provide-insight-into-the-regions-economic-outlook/ Southern Nevada’s economic outlook will be discussed in several presentations Tuesday at Preview Las Vegas, the Vegas Chamber’s largest annual forecasting and networking event. The preview, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will take place at Allegiant Stadium for the first time. About 1,500 people are expected for this year’s event. “I truly felt like it […]]]>

Southern Nevada’s economic outlook will be discussed in several presentations Tuesday at Preview Las Vegas, the Vegas Chamber’s largest annual forecasting and networking event.

The preview, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will take place at Allegiant Stadium for the first time. About 1,500 people are expected for this year’s event.

“I truly felt like it was a game of heaven to have the state’s premier business event in a world-class venue like Allegiant Stadium,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Vegas Chamber.

“There are a lot of business impacts, a lot of forces happening,” she said. “Knowledge is power, so these are things companies need to know about.”

Southern Nevada’s economy, tourism and hospitality, water resources, and the city’s emergence as a premier sporting event destination are the topics of the program, which is themed “Battle Reborn “. The event is also a trade show with exhibits from local businesses offering goods and services.

The preview will be longer than in previous years with presentations ending at 2:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to purchase food from stadium vendors.

Governor Steve Sisolak will open the speaker presentations with an address. Brian Gordon, a Las Vegas-based director of Applied Analysis, will follow with a presentation on the Southern Nevada economy, focusing on major trends impacting the jobs, housing and tourism markets. . It will also add ideas for the coming year.

A national perspective is planned with futurist Neil Howe, managing director of demography at Stamford, Connecticut, Hedgeye Risk Management and co-author of “The Fourth Turning.” He and Hedgeye co-founder and chairman Michael Blum will discuss concerns about pandemics, rising partisanship, financial bubbles and bankruptcies, and global instability.

After a lunch break, water experts Pat Mulroy, senior fellow in climate adaptation and environmental policy at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, and John Entsminger, chief executive of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, will talk about the Future of Water in Southern Nevada.

The program will conclude with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill sharing the stage with R&R Partners CEO Billy Vassiliadis in a presentation on the changing hospitality industry and the how Las Vegas is changing to attract millions of visitors to the area.

The premiere will be hosted by artist, businesswoman and Strip headliner Susan Anton.

Tickets are available for $95 for chamber members and $100 for non-members on the Vegas Chamber website. Tickets will cost an additional $10 on the day of the event.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a sponsor of Preview Las Vegas.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. To follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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Las Vegas Monorail will run 44 hours straight from New Years Eve https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-will-run-44-hours-straight-from-new-years-eve/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 00:50:24 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-will-run-44-hours-straight-from-new-years-eve/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas monorail will run continuously for 44 straight hours as revelers ring the bell at the start of the New Year. It will operate from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2. The monorail will be the only motorized transportation available on the […]]]>


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas monorail will run continuously for 44 straight hours as revelers ring the bell at the start of the New Year.

It will operate from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2. The monorail will be the only motorized transportation available on the Las Vegas Strip for New Years Eve.

The Las Vegas Monorail passes through the Las Vegas Convention Center seen on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Photo by George Rose / Getty Images)

“Much like the world famous New Years Eve celebrations in Las Vegas, the nonstop Monorail service during the Strip closure is an annual tradition that we are excited to bring back this year… It is our pleasure to provide public transportation. safe, efficient and cost effective. along the Strip during the most exciting weekend of the year for the destination, ”said Ingrid Reisman, vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

With proof of Nevada ID, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dec. 31. State users can obtain discounted $ 1 one-way tickets in person at customer service kiosks at all stations except the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Non-Nevada residents can purchase $ 5 one-way tickets at customer service counters in person and online.

Unlimited passes are available starting at $ 13 for 24 hours, two days, three days and more. Visitors who stay on weekends can save $ 3 off a 3-day unlimited pass by purchasing tickets in advance through December 30.

Special price tickets can be purchased on this link. Runners can also download tickets purchased online on their phones.

COVID-19 and other security protocols will remain in place on the monorail:

  • Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the system
  • Social distancing should be maintained wherever possible
  • Strollers, backpacks or glass bottles are not allowed


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Las Vegas Monorail to Run 44 Straight Hours for NYE, Offers $ 1 Rides | News https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-to-run-44-straight-hours-for-nye-offers-1-rides-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 21:26:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-to-run-44-straight-hours-for-nye-offers-1-rides-news/ LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Las Vegas monorail will operate for 44 straight hours during the New Years holidays. It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1, 2022, until 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Locals can purchase […]]]>


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Las Vegas monorail will operate for 44 straight hours during the New Years holidays.

It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1, 2022, until 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Locals can purchase $ 1 one-way tickets at all stations except the Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on December 31 with a Nevada ID card. The monorail will regularly be priced at $ 5 each way for tourists.

“Visitors who plan to stay for the weekend can save $ 3 off a 3-day unlimited pass by purchasing tickets in advance through December 30,” they said in a press release. More information can be found here.

LVCVA reminded riders of certain requirements:

  • Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the system
  • Customers are encouraged to maintain social distancing where possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each monorail station
  • No strollers, rucksacks or glass bottles will be allowed

The monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo / Cesar Palace; Harrah’s / The LINQ and SAHARA Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Travel Agency Signs Deal With Media Company To Offer Monorail And Loop Ads https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-travel-agency-signs-deal-with-media-company-to-offer-monorail-and-loop-ads/ Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:45:59 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-travel-agency-signs-deal-with-media-company-to-offer-monorail-and-loop-ads/ Advertisers will be able to affix their brand seal to the Monorail and Las Vegas Convention Center Loop shuttle system. Under a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, New York-based Intersection is partnering with the agency to provide advertising options along both transport routes. Options include signage wrapped in the train […]]]>


Advertisers will be able to affix their brand seal to the Monorail and Las Vegas Convention Center Loop shuttle system.

Under a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, New York-based Intersection is partnering with the agency to provide advertising options along both transport routes.

Options include signage wrapped in the train on the 3.9-mile above-ground monorail system and digital and static displays inside the loop, according to a press release.

The Loop, which began operating earlier this year, transports conventioneers in Tesla electric vehicles under the convention center’s sprawling 200-acre campus.

Plans are in place for the system – which carries passengers 40 feet below ground level – to be extended across the Las Vegas tourist corridor in the coming years.

“Las Vegas is the perfect city for brands to reach millions of diverse consumers, whether it’s reaching a vibrant local audience or an influx of tourists from around the world,” said Scott Goldsmith, President and CEO of the operation of Intersection.

Ingrid Reisman, vice president of marketing for LVCVA, said the contract with the New York-based company will be “an innovative and valuable advertising solution to generate additional revenue” for the organization.

Intersection’s work can be found on media networks in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, and San Francisco.

The company said its offerings can reach around 60 million people nationwide.


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The Future of the Ever-Changing North Rim of the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/the-future-of-the-ever-changing-north-rim-of-the-las-vegas-strip/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:06:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/the-future-of-the-ever-changing-north-rim-of-the-las-vegas-strip/ The north edge of the Strip, for years a sleepy stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, has seen great momentum this year. Resorts World Las Vegas debuted in June to an estimated crowd of 20,000 visitors and 5,000 VIPs. Huge crowds were waiting outside to enter on opening night, and the 3,500-room casino complex generated nearly […]]]>


The north edge of the Strip, for years a sleepy stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, has seen great momentum this year.

Resorts World Las Vegas debuted in June to an estimated crowd of 20,000 visitors and 5,000 VIPs. Huge crowds were waiting outside to enter on opening night, and the 3,500-room casino complex generated nearly $ 15 million in revenue in its first six days, developer Genting Group reported.

Locals have long predicted better days for the North Strip, in large part because of Resorts World. But as a flurry of news has shown this week, the region’s future is still in flux.

Marriott International confirmed on Thursday that it has reached an “out-of-court settlement” with the owner of the unfinished former Fontainebleau, which resulted in the hotel chain’s exit from the long-running casino project, which began in mid-July. bubble of the 2000s and has not yet opened.

Florida developer Jeffrey Soffer’s Fontainebleau Development company, who acquired the property in February, said in a statement that as the project progresses in Las Vegas, we think it’s important to clarify that, upon opening, the hotel will be managed and operated by Fontainebleau Development.

He also noted that the agreement with Marriott, announced in 2018, “was made with the previous owner of the building.”

“After coming full circle and taking possession of the Las Vegas site, we intend to realize our original vision and deliver the same extraordinary hotel experience that our customers expect from Fontainebleau Development,” the statement said.

Soffer was the original developer of the project. His group did not announce when the 60-plus-story resort would open, or what it would be called.

Meanwhile, Majestic Las Vegas developer Lorenzo Doumani said on Wednesday that he plans to begin construction on his 720-room no-game hotel in the first quarter of 2022, after saying in January that he plans to begin construction. late summer or early fall this year.

However, Doumani says he is “still on track” to complete the roughly $ 850 million project by the end of 2024.

In addition, the board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday approved the sale of 10 acres of the former Riviera site to a Chilean developer for $ 120 million – a lucrative deal that may not come to fruition. on a new project so soon.

Under the terms of the sale, the buyer must start construction by January 1, 2031 – in more than nine years – or the LVCVA can buy the land back.

After the real estate frenzy of 15 years ago died down, the northern strip struggled with huge tracts of land where plans never materialized, and a few unfinished megastations that were left to pick up the dust. Since then, the region has seen other big projects, but they have largely stalled or have fizzled out. Even Resorts World debuted five years after the developers originally planned to open.

Former NBA player Jackie Robinson’s arena and hotel plan, which he announced in late 2013, has yet to materialize, and casino operator Wynn Resorts has not said when he was planning to develop his 38 acres of land between Resorts World and Fashion Show. mall.

Wynn struck a $ 336 million deal in late 2017 to acquire the land – the imploded former New Frontier home and the Alon Las Vegas project, but never built – and company founder Steve Wynn told the early 2018 that he wanted to move on quickly. a project.

Days later, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wynn had been a pattern of sexual misconduct for decades. Wynn, who called the allegations “absurd,” quickly resigned his post as chief executive officer of his company, citing “an avalanche of negative publicity.”

On top of all this, it’s unclear when the pandemic will be a thing of the past, or when Las Vegas will fully recover from the severe economic fallout.

People have been saying for years that the recovery of the northern strip is imminent and that the region has indeed shown signs of life. But given the condition of some plots and projects along this end of the boulevard, don’t be surprised to hear about this elusive corner for years to come.

Contact Eli Segall at esegall@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0342. To follow @eli_segall on Twitter.


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Martha Stewart’s first restaurant planned for the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/martha-stewarts-first-restaurant-planned-for-the-las-vegas-strip/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:30:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/martha-stewarts-first-restaurant-planned-for-the-las-vegas-strip/ It looks like Martha Stewart is about to open her first restaurant – and it will be on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paris Las Vegas. A demolition permit indicating that a space is cleared there to make room for the “Martha Stewart Restaurant” has been filed with Clark County. Representatives for Stewart and Caesars […]]]>


It looks like Martha Stewart is about to open her first restaurant – and it will be on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paris Las Vegas. A demolition permit indicating that a space is cleared there to make room for the “Martha Stewart Restaurant” has been filed with Clark County.

Representatives for Stewart and Caesars Entertainment – notoriously low-key about the new projects – did not respond to requests for comment, but the permit indicates the involvement of Dezmotif Studios, a local architecture and interior design firm. .

There is a precedent for the new restaurant. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis opened her first restaurant in 2014 at Cromwell, another Caesars establishment a short walk from Paris Las Vegas, and it has proven to be a huge success. She then opened Pronto, a much more casual restaurant and wine bar, at Caesars Palace in 2018.

Local industry representatives have welcomed the news of a possible Stewart spot.

“Unique and never-before-seen dining experiences, especially by prominent and popular personalities, have always elevated our ‘Only Vegas’ offering brand,” said Lori Nelson-Kraft, senior vice president of communications for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. .

“While we don’t know if there is any truth to the rumor that Martha Stewart is considering opening a restaurant in Paris Las Vegas,” she said, “it would be an incredible addition to the destination and A huge draw for our visitors to have its culinary expertise and avant-garde lifestyle beautifies the already vibrant Las Vegas dining scene.

“Las Vegas is the tourism capital of the world, so adding another top restaurant only makes our city more attractive,” said Alexandria Dazlich, director of government and public relations for the Nevada Restaurant Association. “The news of the opening of new restaurants is exciting and we hope this is a sign of good times ahead for our industry.”

No opening date has been announced.

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. To follow @HKRinella on Twitter.



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Las Vegas Strip traffic drives GGR increase in August for Nevada https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-traffic-drives-ggr-increase-in-august-for-nevada/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:26:42 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-traffic-drives-ggr-increase-in-august-for-nevada/ August was another good month for casinos and other gaming establishments in Nevada. For the sixth month in a row, the market collectively reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of over $ 1 billion, helping the Silver State continue to rebuild after the COVID-19 disaster. The Strip provided much of the boost, as entertainment venues came […]]]>


August was another good month for casinos and other gaming establishments in Nevada. For the sixth month in a row, the market collectively reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of over $ 1 billion, helping the Silver State continue to rebuild after the COVID-19 disaster. The Strip provided much of the boost, as entertainment venues came back to life and served as a gateway to Las Vegas casinos.

Nevada on the rebound

According to data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, in August, casinos on the Strip reported combined revenue of $ 625.6 million. This was a 97% increase from what they reported a year earlier, when casinos around the world were operating under severe restrictions in a bid to thwart efforts to spread COVID-19. However, the figure is also 20.2% higher than in August 2019, a better year to make a comparison. For that month, revenues were $ 520.7 million.

Across Silver State, casinos and gaming properties reported a total of $ 1.16 billion for the month of August, up 57% from a year earlier and 22, 3% more than two years ago. The figure was, however, slightly lower than in July, when the market had taken in $ 1.35 billion. With the August results giving Nevada a six-month revenue record, the state is on track to beat its longest streak of over $ 1 billion in gaming revenue. This happened over an eight-month period, from November 2006 to May 2007.

It’s time for Strip to shine

Strip gaming revenue declined slightly in the first eight months of the year, but August and the rest of the third quarter helped give them a boost. Compared to 2019, the Strip lost 0.7%, while downtown Las Vegas improved 23.2%. For the month of August, Downtown reported revenue of $ 64.1 million, 80.5% more than last year and 41.7% more than two years ago. However, the figure was still lower than in June and July, which registered $ 79 million and $ 71.2 million respectively. June’s result was a downtown record.

According to analysts at Deutsche Bank, The Strip increased third-quarter revenue by 33.6% compared to two years earlier. Slot machine revenue increased 38.5%, baccarat revenue by 45.5%, and revenue from other tables by 19.4%. These increases came even as the number of visitors to Las Vegas declined. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced yesterday that 2.99 million people came to Vegas in August, 9.2% less than in July and 16% less than in August 2019. Despite the decline, those who made the trip were apparently willing to spend more money. .

In August, Clark County took in $ 993.4 million in revenue, a 67% jump from a year ago. Reno also improved, adding 19.1% to its $ 65.5 million. That figure, however, was only 1.5% higher than two years earlier. Elsewhere, the Caldor fire impacted activity in and around Lake Tahoe, with North Lake Tahoe slot activity losing 7.9% from 2019 and slot action. South Lake Tahoe falling 16.8%. The volume of table games has also declined, losing around 23% compared to August 2019.


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A’s to go back to Las Vegas Valley for a baseball site search https://scapa-lv.org/as-to-go-back-to-las-vegas-valley-for-a-baseball-site-search/ Tue, 24 Aug 2021 23:19:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/as-to-go-back-to-las-vegas-valley-for-a-baseball-site-search/ After a month-long hiatus, Oakland Athletics executives will return to southern Nevada this week to continue their search for a site for a Major League Baseball stadium. Team owner John Fisher and A president Dave Kaval plan to be in the Las Vegas Valley Wednesday through Friday, a team spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. This will be […]]]>


After a month-long hiatus, Oakland Athletics executives will return to southern Nevada this week to continue their search for a site for a Major League Baseball stadium.

Team owner John Fisher and A president Dave Kaval plan to be in the Las Vegas Valley Wednesday through Friday, a team spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

This will be the fifth time that team representatives have visited the area as they explore a possible Oakland relocation. MLB officials gave A permission to consider moving to Las Vegas three months ago, following issues encountered in the process of launching a new stadium project in Oakland.

The A’s and Oakland City Council discussed a billion-dollar, 30,000-seat baseball stadium at Howard Terminal in Oakland Harbor. At the end of last month, city council approved his stadium proposal but the A’s found the offer unacceptable. Negotiations between the two parties have resumed in an attempt to bridge their differences.

This week’s trip will include a variety of meetings and site searches – as the A’s have done in the past – for a proposed 30,000-seat stadium here. After the group’s fourth trip in July, Kaval said the team had more than 20 potential sites on their list.

This list seems to have grown: the team is interested in a site on Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road, next to the future Brightline West high-speed train station. It would be accessible from Interstate 15 at Blue Diamond Road, 215 Beltway at Las Vegas Boulevard or Warm Springs, and a few miles from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport.

This proximity to McCarran would require further assessment by the airport and the Federal Aviation Administration, according to Chris Jones, spokesperson for the airport.

A similar scenario unfolded before the construction of the Allegiant Stadium due to its proximity to the airport.

Team officials will visit other venues to imagine how a stadium might adapt to each piece of land. They looked at sites in Henderson, the Las Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas, and Summerlin.

Additionally, team leaders will meet with union representatives from the region, community groups and their feasibility team, who help A’s to explore the demographics of ticket sales and how parking and transportation could. unfold, the spokesperson said.

The A’s brass will also meet Jeremy Aguero, director of Applied Analysis, who is on staff at the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, the team spokesperson confirmed. Aguero was instrumental in relocating the Raiders as a member of the stadium authority. Aguero has a long list of clients in the public and private sectors, including the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson, Clark County, Station Casinos, UFC, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Since A’s Brass began their exploration of the Las Vegas market, they have had tentative conversations with Hobbs, Ong and Associates to advise them on the financial aspects of building a stadium, according to Guy Hobbs, managing director of the society.

The financial advisory firm, co-founded by Hobbs and Katherine Ong Sisolak – the wife of Governor Steve Sisolak – played a similar role in the Raiders’ relocation.

Hobbs said which site the A’s might choose to build a stadium will dictate how the fundraising mechanism unfolds.

“If you remember with the Raiders, there (Allegiant Stadium) being located in unincorporated county was certainly different from the one located in town in terms of some things that could be done, as far as the financial mechanics go.” Hobbs said. “With the Raiders there was a public element to that and with the As I heard the term public-private partnership mentioned.

“If there was a public element, we would probably recommend that as well. That’s pretty much the role we had with the Raiders.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. To follow @mickakers on Twitter.



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