doughtaker
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June 27th, 2016 at 1:38:12 AM permalink
I'm not interested in having a NFL team in Las Vegas, and I certainly don't want the Raiders if the stadium financing is going to go down the way that Adelson and Davis are proposing. Let those billionaires fund the stadium themselves if they think the benefits are going to be that good.
SanchoPanza
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June 27th, 2016 at 10:49:22 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

I am saying that there are over a dozen television markets that are larger than Las Vegas with no teams. Filling the stadium with visitor is one thing, but the real money maker is the television. You can argue that Orlando has a bigger TV market plus out of town visitors. Then there is Portland or Raleigh.

Las Vegas, according to the Census Bureau, is the center of the 29th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the U.S. Excluding your three so-called "legacy teams," invoking that criteria would exclude N.F.L. teams in cities like Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO; Cleveland, Indianapolis and Nashville. And the N.F.L.'s having 32 teams means that there could not be even 12 larger markets than Las Vegas without teams.
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June 27th, 2016 at 6:16:12 PM permalink
Quote: doughtaker

I'm not interested in having a NFL team in Las Vegas, and I certainly don't want the Raiders if the stadium financing is going to go down the way that Adelson and Davis are proposing. Let those billionaires fund the stadium themselves if they think the benefits are going to be that good.




+1
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June 27th, 2016 at 7:03:45 PM permalink
Quote: doughtaker

Let those billionaires fund the stadium themselves if they think the benefits are going to be that good.

+2

There will be some changes around here when I am in charge !

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/billionaire-casino-magnate-wants-las-vegas-taxpayers-to-pay-for-raiders-stadium/

"Sheldon Adelson is a billionaire. He is the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns and operates such properties as the Sands Expo, The Venetian, and The Palazzo (all in Las Vegas, Nevada); Sands Macao, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, San Cotai Central, The Parisian, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Conrad Macao, Holiday Inn Macao, Sheraton Macao, and the St. Regis Macao (all in Macao, China); the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania); and Marina Bay Sands (Marina Bay, Singapore). It's the largest casino company in the world.

On Thursday, per Bloomberg.com, Adelson proposed to a committee of government leaders and casino executives a 65,000-seat domed football stadium in Las Vegas that would include the largest taxpayer subsidy in the history of sports stadiums..... The plan would be to raise $750 million for the stadium through a tax on hotel stays, per Bloomberg".

This is such a good idea, I would simply make the Extra Hotel room tax optional !
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DRich
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June 27th, 2016 at 7:09:25 PM permalink
I would love to see an NFL team in Vegas but I am not willing to pay much for it. If it is not at least 75% privately funded I would vote against it.
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June 27th, 2016 at 7:33:13 PM permalink
Anybody who wants a facility for their employees to work in should pay for it themselves!
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
DeMango
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June 28th, 2016 at 1:57:05 AM permalink
Although the terms may be negotiable, the days of privately built stadiums are about over. The cat is out of the bag.
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September 28th, 2016 at 7:48:33 PM permalink
New Las Vegas Raiders logo unveiled:

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September 28th, 2016 at 9:39:26 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Although the terms may be negotiable, the days of privately built stadiums are about over. The cat is out of the bag.



Then it's stupid to bring a team to your city.
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September 28th, 2016 at 11:12:45 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Then it's stupid to bring a team to your city.

You're being sarcastic, but I agree with you, and take it a step further, it is stupid for a city to pay for a stadium and not buy the team. For 750 million you pay for a stadium someone else owns, but for 750 million you can also buy a team. It's not wrong that's smart. Keep the taxes, keep the profits. From there either cut other taxes or build the city greater. Of course some say a profit isn't made until you sell the team, which politically would be difficult.
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