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Details Emerging on Las Vegas Stadium Agreement

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Though it has not been finalized, some details are emerging on the development agreement for the new Las Vegas Stadium that will host the relocating Oakland Raiders

The Raiders are still working to complete several documents relating to their forthcoming new stadium, including a development agreement with Clark County. While local officials will have to consider and eventually approve the final agreement, some details are being reported on what costs the team is expected to cover.

According to a recent report, the Raiders are expected to pay for a variety of projects, some of which relate to access to the stadium and public safety. That includes bridges or underpasses to improve pedestrian access to the stadium site, public safety expenses, and traffic control system upgrades. More from The Las Vegas Sun:

The Raiders will pay nearly $1.4 million for fire safety, first responder radio communications, and traffic control system improvements both on and around the Russell Road stadium site. The team also will bear the cost to construct bridges or underpasses to move pedestrians from the Strip to the stadium without interrupting traffic flow.

What those pedestrian changes will look like remains unclear because the agreement does not answer persistent questions about the stadium’s dearth of on-site parking. Initial project approval by the county in September gave the team a year to produce a plan for the 13,875 of 16,250 parking spaces required by county code that cannot be accommodated within the 62-acre footprint.

The agreement calls for the Raiders — referred to in the document as LV Stadium Events Company, LLC — to work with the county to identify needed pedestrian grade separation systems (PGSS) for moving the bulk of the 65,000 people expected on game day. In simpler terms, PGSS means constructing either pedestrian bridges or underpasses allowing people to walk from nearby parking lots or Strip hotels to the stadium without impeding vehicles on adjacent streets.

Clark County officials are slated to discuss the development agreement at a meeting on January 3, 2018. The Raiders broke ground at the facility’s site in the fall, and are expected to move into the new Las Vegas stadium in time for the 2020 NFL season. The NFL approved the team’s relocation request in March of this year.

Rendering courtesy MANICA Architecture. 

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