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its so they can catch a hot babe flashing her boobs on the big screen
Neither with only 60K seats.
If that thing is ever built it is more about Las Vegas than UNLV. I'm sure the city and casinos just want to be able to hold massive concerts and other sporting events at an up-to-date sporting venue with an enormous screen. This is more about the city than anything. If UNLV rather than Vegas is paying for most of it than they are wasting their money.
UNLV football is like a blip on the screen... in 2011 they averaged just over 21000 people per game. Their records the last 3 years are: 2-11, 2-10 and 2-11 and their last bowl appearance was thirteen years ago. A giant screen will never fix that.
Why would I go to a live game to watch it on a screen that is proportional to what I would be watching at home anyways?
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Lucas Oil 62,000
University of Phoenix 63,000
HHH Metrodome 64,000
Ford Field 65,000
All of those stadiums have hosted Super Bowls
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
It's Vegas. The entire town is built with the goal of being spectacular.
They expand them but lucas oil was still under 70k
Temporary seats and standing room spots will allow 68,000 people to watch the game in person.
Well I would assume they would expand the stadium in Vegas to make it 65K or so
Damn, UNLV can come up with $800 million?!
Rain Main works in the admissions office. They started with $42 dollars.
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A Super Bowl in Vegas would be great, I'd actually want to attend one there, but I don't think we'll see it.
Super Bowls require 70,000 seats, and this is going to be around 60k.
Also, the Super Bowl is always held in a city that has an NFL team.
And the NFL likes to pretend that sports gambling isn't a huge reason for it's popularity for some reason, so they'll shun Vegas.
I think the NFL will continue the trend of rewarding cities that build new stadiums with the Super Bowl.
ON EDIT: It looks like the NFL doesn't adheres to it's 70k capacity guideline very strictly.
This post was edited by Rodeo Burger 15 months ago
Though it hasn't always been played in an NFL stadium.
I just don't get it, so much money, so little return even including beyond what UNLV brings in.
I don't know about "little return". If they can attract a major bowl, or even one Super Bowl, it probably results in a fairly significant return.
Just building something like this for UNLV football alone seems a bit extreme.
Yeah it almost seems like they're doing this in hopes of attracting a NFL team to Vegas
But the NFL would never put a franchise in a "tourist town"
It kinda comes back to the old question about how much value a building like this contributes to a city. Because clearing 800 million will take a very long time, if they can ever do it. Especially when you consider the long term financing costs, maintenance, running costs, and all the other stuff that comes out of any revenue generated.
Very interesting, thanks. It amazes me how small some of these cavernous arenas really are. Ford Field feels like 65k or so, but Lucas Oil feels like 90k if you're in those upper seats. The Metrorome needs to be torn down. Or just fall down again.
I wonder if the NFL would ever have the guts to have a SB in Vegas. They try so hard to act like gambling doesn't play the massive role in their sport that it obviously does.
It's supposed to be more than just a stadium. I'm hearing that it'll include dorm rooms, shopping, restaurants, etc. I've got no doubt it'll make $$.
I guess they could get an NHL team and have them play there. Even being in the nosebleeds you could see the puck on that screen.
Vegas isn't exactly known for responsible development.
It'll "generate revenue"...yes. But how long before that sucker is paid off and actually creating a profit is the question.
As to the NHL thing...I don't think there's a chance in hell that would happen. The warm weather experiment has proven to be a huge flop (pun intended just for fun), so to think that they would put a pro hockey team in an incredibly transient warm weather city seems like it would be destined for colossal failure.
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 15 months ago
When it comes to flopping, you are the expert and I would agree... Pro hockey isn't going to work in Las Vegas, and this stadium wouldn't work for hockey anyway.
I don't see MLB working in Vegas either.
I could possibly see an NBA team (nothing to do with this stadium though) and the NFL seems to be successful just about everywhere right now.
Except for Jacksonville.
This isn't a dick measuring contest....
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