Board seeks to delay UNLV stadium project

LAS VEGAS -- The board looking at the proposed UNLV stadium has agreed to ask to delay the project by two years.

The Campus Improvement Authority Board made the decision during Thursday's meeting. Acting university president Don Snyder made the suggestion to delay the project and bring it before the 2017 state Legislature. The board agreed. The timeline extension must now be approved the state legislators.

Snyder said the timing was not right for the project. Under the original timeline, the board was to have a finished proposal for lawmakers by Sept. 30.

The UNLV stadium is one of several similar projects in the works around the Las Vegas valley, including one downtown and one on the Strip. MGM Resorts International has already started work on an arena between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo. 

The plan calls for it to be a state-of-the-art facility with a domed roof on the UNLV campus with seating for 45,000 fans.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for the project has been how to pay for it.


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