With the new T-Mobile Arena only a few months away from opening, another, much bigger sports venue may be in the works.
Sands Corp’s Sheldon Adelson is at the helm of a group of investors proposing to build a $1.2 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, about a mile east of the Strip. The stadium would be used by the UNLV football team as well as for large-scale concerts and other entertainment events, but the primary goal is to attract an NFL franchise, with talk focusing on the Oakland Raiders. If the project is a go, construction would begin in 2017, with the completion date scheduled for 2020.
Beer Park: A new bar concept called Beer Park has opened at Paris. Located above the Chateau nightclub, Beer Park features a 10,000-square-foot deck with an outdoor grill, picnic tables, food served from roaming carts, and a selection of more than 100 beers.
Bikes: The Regional Transportation Commission has approved the building of 15 to 20 bicycle-docking stations to handle up to 200 bikes in Las Vegas’ first bike-sharing program, which will be implemented downtown. Rates have not been established, but the program is expected to be running by August.
Cable dispute: Las Vegas cable customers are sweating their ability to watch the Super Bowl because of a contract dispute between Cox Cable and Channel 8, the channel airing the game. The problem could spill over to bars that use Cox, but you’ll be safe if you plan to watch in a casino sports book.
Question: What is the betting line on the time it will take to sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl?
Answer: The national anthem proposition bet has become a Super Bowl fixture. This year’s line on the length of time it will take Lady Gaga to sing the anthem is 2:20. You can’t bet it at a Las Vegas sports book; it’s put up in offshore books only.