UNLV Mega Stadium Would Be A Game Changer
Many sources are saying this new proposed 60,000 seat stadium featuring a 100 foot long video screen, retractable roof, six 300 seat VIP suites on UNLV campus is gaining traction and close to being a done deal. A study by the University of Michigan’s Center for Sport Management determined that with 15 events annually, amega-events center would produce a total of $393.2 million in new direct spendingfor Las Vegas' hospitality sector.
The stadium would rival the best stadiums in the world and UNLV states the mega-events center is the integral piece of a campus redevelopment project dubbed UNLVNOW, which includes 2,000 to 3,000 student housing units and 300,000 to 400,000 square feet of retail.
The big hurdle is determining where the money would come from and state legislation approval. Typically funds for this type of project are generated by a mix of private and public funds via special state taxes. Regardless the opening of this type of stadium would be a game changer for our economy and would bring more major sport and entertainment events here, helping to solidify Las Vegas as the ultimate recreation destination.