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Talks continue for proposed new UNLV football stadum

Reported by: Fatima Rahmatullah
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Updated: 10/31/2013 9:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Football has never drawn the crowds at UNLV like basketball. Part of the reason for that is the football stadium is too far away from campus.

Now, after more than two years of discussion a plan for a new stadium on campus is in the works.

Today was the second of 22 meetings the campus improvement authority is having discussing a football stadium If all goes well Las Vegas can probably see construction for a stadium early as fall of 2015.

The scarlet and grey Rebels bring out UNLV football fans every fall and soon they have a new reason to cheer. Plans are continuing to move forward for a new stadium on campus.

The 11-member board making up the campus improvement authority want concerts, other large sporting events that can accommodate more than 20,000 people.

Don Snyder the chair of the board says this will boost our economy in many ways.

The board is months away from determining many variables such as how many seats the stadium should hold, whether it should be covered or not, and how much will it cost and who’s going to pay for it?

UNLV President Neal Smatresk says they want the stadium for more events than just football.



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