Things are moving quickly on the 65,000-seat domed stadium that will be home to the Las Vegas Raiders.
One week after settling on a location east of the I-15 freeway behind Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority has released a timeline for building.
According to the schedule, site work will be initiated in December, with construction beginning in January. Construction will conclude in June 2020, in time for the opening of the 2020-21 NFL season.
Resort fees raised: Two more Strip casinos have raised their daily resort fees. The Monte Carlo’s $5 increase to $35 per night is already in effect, and Vdara’s RF will increase by $4, to $39, effective June 8.
Hooters closing: What is currently the world’s largest Hooters restaurant won’t be for long. Station Casinos has announced that the Hooters at the Palms will close this month and be replaced by a new food and beverage concept.
Hell’s Kitchen: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will open the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. Branded for the TV show of the same name, Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant will open this winter. The location within Caesars wasn’t designated, but it’s been speculated that it may be in the corner space bordering the Strip.
Military deal: Several casinos are offering deals in May for Military Appreciation Month. One of the best is a 50 percent discount for all active and retired military with confirming ID at SLS Las Vegas, good at all restaurants except Bazaar Meats. The discount is also valid at the Center and Monkey Bars, along with a 20 percent discount on rooms.
Question: I’ve heard that a company has been given permission to fly drones over the Strip. What will they be used for?
Answer: Las Vegas aerospace company AviSight has been granted permission to operate the drones. Some of the ways the drones may be used include movie shoots, construction surveys and observation, and casino-marketing functions.
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