By ALAN SNEL
The Raiders and UNLV are moving closer to a deal that will allow the university’s football team to play at the NFL team’s $1.9 billion domed stadium complex off Russell Road on the west side of I-15.
The UNLV lease deal at the Raiders’ 65,000-seat stadium, scheduled to open in 2020, is expected to be discussed at Thursday’s stadium board meeting. Interestingly enough, the stadium board meeting that is typically held monthly at the Clark County government center is being held at the UNLV campus’ Foundations Building.
The next step is for Raiders-UNLV football stadium lease deal to go before the state Board of Regents. If the Regents members green light the lease, it would then return to the stadium authority board next year.
The Raiders will also update the stadium board on the project. The NFL team held a groundbreaking a month ago.
The team will also give an update on the community benefits plan. LVSportsBiz.com has also reported extensively on this controversial topic. LVSportsBiz.com provided 10 highlights of the plan here.
Thursday’s meeting starts at 1 p.m. Look for tweeting and story coverage of the meeting before LVSportsBiz.com heads over to T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Golden Knights-Pittsburgh Penguins game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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