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Much Work Remains on Vegas Stadium Plan; More Time Sought

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A committee that’s developing plans for an NFL-grade stadium in Las Vegas wants more time for its project as questions about the cost and location remain unresolved.

Stadium proponents who hope to attract the Raiders presented nine possible stadium sites Monday to the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. The panel was supposed to finalize stadium recommendations by the end of the month, but chairman Steve Hill said he’ll ask the governor for a two-month deadline extension.

An early proposal called for a 65,000-seat domed stadium on UNLV’s campus across from the airport, but airport officials raised concerns about federal height restrictions, traffic problems and lights that would distract pilots.

Proponents want $750 million in public funds for the project, which they estimate will cost $1.7 billion to $2.1 billion.

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