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DRich
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April 4th, 2020 at 8:18:20 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I rode past the stadium on my bike ride and can say that there are construction workers all over it like ants. I think the stadium will be ready. In my opinion, we should make Oct 10 official and take our chances with what will happen in the NFL that day.



Ridiculous!! How is the stadium essential and they continue working?
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April 4th, 2020 at 10:22:23 AM permalink
Not the stadium, per se, but construction in general is exempt.
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April 4th, 2020 at 12:27:16 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Not the stadium, per se, but construction in general is exempt.



When the unemployment rate was still listed as being less than 10% I was shocked. The number of 'essential' jobs that are not even closely essential that still exist is ridiculous. Add constructing a football stadium to the list.
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April 5th, 2020 at 9:06:00 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

The number of 'essential' jobs that are not even closely essential that still exist is ridiculous.

Such as restaurants? You have to allow them to stay open simply because some people can't cook for themselves. But employ social distancing. Require that the restaurants become take-out only. While the business may suffer, at least they are still in business.



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Add constructing a football stadium to the list.

You can't cherry-pick.

While I agree that the stadium isn't exactly essential, the construction industry as a whole is. Maybe it's exempt rather than essential because for the most part, it's an outdoor industry that practices social distancing almost by default. Whatever, it helps keep people employed.

And once the construction industry is exempt, then all the support for that industry must also be exempt. For example, the wholesale distributor of materials, which is where my day job is. I work for an electrical supply wholesale company in northern NJ. While our hours have been reduced, and our staff has been cut back as well, at least we're still operating, keeping the economy going to some small extent.



Frankly, it was in the early part of March that I started saying, there's no way we get out if this without a major recession.

I still feel that way, but it would be even worse if more essential businesses were deemed non-essential.
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April 5th, 2020 at 11:03:06 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Such as restaurants? You have to allow them to stay open simply because some people can't cook for themselves. But employ social distancing. Require that the restaurants become take-out only. While the business may suffer, at least they are still in business.



You can't cherry-pick.

While I agree that the stadium isn't exactly essential, the construction industry as a whole is. Maybe it's exempt rather than essential because for the most part, it's an outdoor industry that practices social distancing almost by default. Whatever, it helps keep people employed.

And once the construction industry is exempt, then all the support for that industry must also be exempt. For example, the wholesale distributor of materials, which is where my day job is. I work for an electrical supply wholesale company in northern NJ. While our hours have been reduced, and our staff has been cut back as well, at least we're still operating, keeping the economy going to some small extent.



Frankly, it was in the early part of March that I started saying, there's no way we get out if this without a major recession.

I still feel that way, but it would be even worse if more essential businesses were deemed non-essential.



I think we are not really disagreeing. I am NOT saying construction should not be done now. I am against using the word 'essential' to rationalize them being allowed to work.
Doctor/nurse/respiratory therapist working in hospital- essential
Farmer- essential
Supermarket worker- essential

NOT ESSENTIAL but I'm Governor and I want them open because I feel it is better than if they are closed
Dry cleaner
Liquor store
lawn mower service
Restaurants for take out
Crafts stores


As I've said earlier, certain businesses, clearly not essential, can still be operated reasonably using social distancing rules.
My younger son works in a big office, only 6 employees, their office is 'certified' for 40 workers. He said he could easily work there using social distancing rules.
I believe the restaurant take out is one such business. But it is NOT essential.
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April 11th, 2020 at 10:19:04 AM permalink
Maybe we can get this thread back on track...
The October 10th weekend works for me. Here are some things happening around town during the proposed time frame:
Some conventions (Oct 4-->Oct 14 2020):
https://lasvegascalendars.com/las-vegas-conventions-calendar/#categories=29806&start_date=2020-10-04&view=stream&end_date=2020-10-14
UNLV football:
https://goldcoasttickets.com/college-football/unlv-rebels-football-tickets/unlv-rebels-vs-wyoming-cowboys-tickets-4417115
MCR:
https://www.t-mobilearena.com/events/detail/my-chemical-romance
Free Rodeo event @ Plaza:
https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/entertainment/las-vegas-days-rodeo/
As mentioned already, the Raiders could be playing a home game around this time:
Raiders opponents for 2020:
Home: Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Bills, Dolphins, Saints, Buccaneers, Colts
Away: Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Patriots, Jets, Falcons, Panthers, Browns
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2020-nfl-schedule-heres-a-look-at-the-regular-season-home-and-away-opponents-for-all-32-teams/
These are scheduled for the weekend before the proposed Oct 10th weekend:
https://www.lasvegasbikefest.com/
https://lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/
http://www.deloreanweekend.com/
Last edited by: Keeneone on Apr 11, 2020
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July 29th, 2020 at 2:50:59 PM permalink
With all of the convention cancellations, including CES going digital this year, is this still a possibility? I think it would be great with proper precautions. On a personal note, would like it to be the weekend of Oct 3 just because that's a birthday week for me and had already booked a trip to Vegas. This thread doesn't seem to have any recent posts but thought I would resurrect it so to speak.

Having been a long time lurker more recent member on the main BJ forums, I thought it would be very fun to meet some of the people in person whose posts I have followed through the years. I would understand if health concerns would relegate it back to Spring Fling 2021 but hey..........I remain guardedly optimistic. LOL
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July 29th, 2020 at 2:55:36 PM permalink
Quote: MJGolf

With all of the convention cancellations, including CES going digital this year, is this still a possibility? I think it would be great with proper precautions. On a personal note, would like it to be the weekend of Oct 3 just because that's a birthday week for me and had already booked a trip to Vegas. This thread doesn't seem to have any recent posts but thought I would resurrect it so to speak.

Having been a long time lurker more recent member on the main BJ forums, I thought it would be very fun to meet some of the people in person whose posts I have followed through the years. I would understand if health concerns would relegate it back to Spring Fling 2021 but hey..........I remain guardedly optimistic. LOL



I plan on attending.... but won't be making any plans... if that makes any sense. If the group picks a date, I'll assess the situation way closer to the actual date before I would commit.
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July 29th, 2020 at 3:33:26 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I plan on attending.... but won't be making any plans... if that makes any sense. If the group picks a date, I'll assess the situation way closer to the actual date before I would commit.



As original poster way back whence in SPRING before the world changed on us in so many ways, I wondered what the "usual" deal was as to places, provisions, etc. I'm willing to help/assist in whatever way I can IF this is something that CAN be done for fall. Just let me know.
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July 29th, 2020 at 3:44:04 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I'd say that my wife and I are in, provided a number of assumptions hold:
(1) The Fall Fling is genuinely held on the announced dates.
(2) The Las Vegas establishments (casinos, hotels, restaurants, etc.) are back open for business, and we can get a room as we had reserved for a Spring gathering.
(3) Transportation services (airlines, rental cars) are operating and are available.
(4) Neither the pandemic nor any other such event has completely destroyed us -- if we are still around, I expect I will be in the mood.



If the Wizard says the 10th, then I can easily change my plans since Columbus Day follows. I just have to have a place to watch OU/TX game "Red River Shootout" IF they play since it's usually that weekend. Just please advise as to final date and plans.

As to above and as having been to Vegas fairly recently. (Left July 7) I think that all of your provisos above are being met so far. Most of the casinos are open; Pandemic has made them follow social distancing rules and masking. Transportation services are available (Planes limited capacity; same rules as to masking and separation of passengers.............so FAR) BUT rental cars and Uber/Lyft drivers are very limited I found out. Was told some 2400 less Uber drivers than usual in Vegas. And I can personally state that there were way fewer taxis at the hotels also. It too much longer than usual to get an Uber/Lyft driver than normal.

Obviously this is a fluid situation.

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