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Officials still pursuing new downtown Las Vegas arena

New Las Vegas Strip Arena

Mayor Carolyn Goodman says she’s still pursuing a new downtown Las Vegas arena despite the groundbreaking today on a new $350-million Strip arena in back of New York-New York. Read More »

Las Vegas arena groundbreaking set for May 1

Las Vegas Arena

With multiple arena proposals still on the table, AEG and MGM Resorts International are moving ahead on a $350-million arena project behind New York-New York on the Strip, and a groundbreaking is scheduled for May 1. Read More »

Cordish has four months to finalize downtown Las Vegas arena deal

Proposed Las Vegas arena

Cordish Companies has four months to finalize a downtown Las Vegas arena financing plan, as the city council is clearly growing impatient with the firm. Read More »

MGM, AEG announce new Las Vegas arena

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After years and years of talk, we have movement on a new Las Vegas arena, with AEG and MGM Resorts International finalizing plans for a new Populous-designed project between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts. Read More »

Voters overwhelmingly reject new Nassau County arena

In the end, it wasn’t even close: by a margin of 57 against and 43 percent for, Nassau County voters overwhelmingly rejected a bond referendum providing $350 million for a new New York Islanders arena. The vote would have borrowed $400 million for a new arena and a $50-million minor-league ballpark. There certainly was a light turnout for the referendum, ... Read More »

Caesars wins Vegas arena battle; long battle still ahead

Caesars Entertainment won a huge battle by persuading a state judge that a referendum on raising Strip sales taxes for a new arena is legal, but other factors still may bring the project to a screeching halt. The issue: Caesars and the Arena Initiative Committee want to see the sales tax on the the Strip raised from 8.1 percent to ... Read More »

IDM shifts direction on Vegas arena, heads downtown

International Development Management, which had pitched a Silver State Arena on the Vegas Strip, has shifted direction and is now proposing a new arena, football stadium and minor-league ballpark in downtown Las Vegas, bringing a new chapter to the area’s arena wars. The prime tenant of the facilities: the University of Nevada, Las Vegas sports teams. The proposal from International ... Read More »

New Vegas events center would be home of Runnin’ Rebels

{jathumbnail off} Majestic Realty and its partners unveiled plans for a new 40,000-seat events center next to Thomas & Mack Center that would serve as the new home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, with the old arena consigned to a backup role. The plan from Majestic — also in the news for proposing a new stadium in suburban Los Angeles ... Read More »

Renovations pitched for Thomas & Mack Center

An expansion of athletic facilities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) proposed by private developers could include a much-needed renovation of Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV officials love to push Thomas & Mack as the busiest arena in college sports, which is true — but a little misleading, as it’s the only major arena in a busy town ... Read More »

Casinos file suit to block new Vegas arena

MGM Grand and Boyd Enterprises, behind the shield of Taxpayers for the Protection of Nevada Jobs, have filed suit against a citizens group seeking to build a new Las Vegas arena behind Harrah’s, funded with a 0.9 percent hike in the Strip’s sales tax — and there’s some merit to their arguments, if third parties can be believed. The group opposes ... Read More »

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