Details are expected to be released Tuesday on a brand-new domed stadium near the UNLV campus. Developers Edward Roski Junior and Craig Cavileer are expected to provide specifics on the plan before going to the Board of Regents next month. The “Las Vegas Sun” says according to those briefed on the stadium, it would take at least three years to build, and UNLV would mostly commit at least 40-acres on the southwest corner of the campus, requiring little or no public funding. It would be larger than the Thomas & Mack Center, but not large enough to support a professional sports team in Las Vegas. And the Thomas & Mack would be converted into a non-sports venue with a bridge leading to the new stadium. It would still need approval from several entities, including federal aviation officials, because it would be located near McCarran Airport.
LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 06: An aerial view of the Thomas & Mack Center at University of Nevada on November 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As bad loans drove homeowners originally into foreclosure earlier this year, rising unemployment is now fueling the mortgage crisis downhill spiral. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)