If there wasn’t enough driving tourists to southern Nevada, a consortium of investors that includes the Las Vegas Sands Corp. wants to add another: A minimum 65,000-seat domed stadium on a 42-acre site located near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The stadium would house the school’s football team, host concerts and other gatherings, and possibly (though not necessarily) be home to an NFL franchise. "We are moving forward with the stadium concept with or without an NFL team," Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations and community development for Sands Corp., told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We see a lot more opportunities—conference championships, bowl games, NFL exhibition football, boxing, soccer, neutral site games, and music festivals. There is an entire segment out there." The proposed $1 billion project would be a public–private partnership with either the Sands Corp. or its CEO and chairman, the business magnate Sheldon Adelson, according to the Review-Journal. And it’s not the first time a college and professional team have shared a stadium. Adelson will meet with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and team representatives to tour the site on Friday.
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