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SBD/January 14, 2013/Facilities
UNLV Presents Details Of Las Vegas Stadium Proposal, Including 100-Yard Video Screen
Published January 14, 2013
MULTI-PURPOSE VENUE: In Las Vegas, Alan Snel reported UNLV Now “would be part of an overall campus redevelopment project," which would also include "2,000 to 3,000 student housing units and 300,000 to 400,000 square-feet of retail space.” Cavileer said, "This is not a stadium. It's an events center. We don't need a resident team.” Architecture firm Woods Bagot Sport Global Dir Dan Meis “designed the venue for Majestic.” Cavileer said that the VIP suites would “easily go for seven figures a year.” He “envisioned major casinos or corporations buying the super suites.” Snel noted the UNLV Board of Regents is “expected to vote on the events center proposal at its Feb. 28 meeting” (LVRJ.com, 1/11). YAHOO SPORTS’ Kevin Iole reported one way “for certain the stadium would generate money is by hosting boxing and mixed martial arts matches.” Major fights “would help it pay down its debt service.” Top Rank and Golden Boy would “likely be interested in putting on a few shows a year in such a facility.” The stadium “not only could help the UNLV football team resurrect itself from virtual obscurity” but also would “put thousands of fight fans a year into it with big events” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/11).