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UK's Commonwealth Stadium Could Get $110M Remodel Pending Approval
Published January 11, 2013
ANTE UP: UNLV College of Hotel Administration Dean Don Snyder on Thursday said that the school will “ask the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Las Vegas' biggest casinos for about $125 million to help pay for a new domed football stadium on campus.” In Las Vegas, Alan Snel notes Snyder is serving as UNLV's “pointman for the project.” Snyder said the request is appropriate because the casinos and tourism businesses will be the "biggest economic beneficiaries" of the 60,000-seat venue that UNLV is calling the "megaevent center." Snyder declined to name a price for the stadium project, but said that the total cost “can't be finalized until consultants determine how high the stadium can be in light of its proximity to McCarran International Airport.” Univ. of Michigan sports economist Mark Rosentraub, who “conducted the economic impact study, estimated the stadium project at $800 million to $900 million” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/11).