Raiders Agree To Finance Necessary County Infrastructure For Las Vegas Stadium
A Clark County (Nev.) official said that the Raiders have "agreed to pay for pedestrian bridges or other infrastructure necessary" for their planned 65,000-seat NFL stadium, according to Michael Scott Davidson of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The Raiders would be responsible to pay $1.4M for "public safety equipment, an emergency operations center inside the stadium and improvements to nearby roadways and sidewalks." County commissioners are "scheduled to consider the development agreement for approval on Jan. 3." Doing so would "clear the way for the Raiders and the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to complete their own development agreement, which needs to be in place by February if the stadium is to be finished" before the start of the '20 NFL season. Although the development agreement "does not answer where the Raiders will find the nearly 14,000 off-site parking spaces necessary to comply with county code, the team must have an updated transportation study in place by September." The Raiders have also "agreed to pay for the construction of any pedestrian bridges necessary to bring ticket holders to the stadium." A 30-foot-wide bridge "linking the stadium to Mandalay Bay over Interstate 15 is already being discussed" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 12/28).