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FAA, Clark County Allow Oakland Raiders’ Las Vegas Stadium to Move Forward

Las Vegas Stadium rendering

The Oakland Raiders have gained a few layers of approval relating to their future Las Vegas Stadium, allowing the process to continue moving forward. 

Among the crucial decisions for the stadium came from the Federal Aviation Administration. After reviewing the proposal, the agency determined that the facility–which is estimated at 225 feet tall–would not hazardously interfere with operations at nearby McCarran International Airport. That approval came on Tuesday, setting the stage for additonal actions that took place on Wednesday, when Clark County officials signed off on a series of permits relating to the stadium’s construction.

The decisions made by the Clark County Commission included the approval of use permits for to the project, as well as some waivers. In addition, the county will now permit the Raiders one year to formulate a strategy for addressing a parking shortage at the stadium site.  More from The Las Vegas Review-Journal:

The county vote approved permits for 20 uses on the land: retail sales and service, restaurants, offices, live entertainment, alcohol sales and a museum among them.

The “museum” is for the development of a Raiders Hall of Fame.

The vote also approved a series of nine waivers, the most critical of which was the 85.4 percent reduction in the number of required parking spaces from 16,250. The county is giving the team time to develop a strategy to determine where fans will be able to park their cars offsite and deliver that strategy before stadium construction is complete.

Team officials that gave presentations to the board admitted the parking issue was the most concerning for the project.

The Raiders are continuing to work with local officials to have the stadium open in time for the 2020 season.

Rendering courtesy MANICA Architecture. 

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