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  1. This bit here that you quoted is the short version of the key politics that made the stadium happen. Sheldon Adelson - who passed away last week - was the local billionaire I mentioned above. Adelson's real interest in partnering with Mark Davis and bringing the Raiders to LV was to trim a chunk of what the LVCC was going to get and divert it to the stadium. His plan worked, and it was a big move in his long running feud against LVCC (which was the main competition from his Sands Convention Center). It was a huge "bait-and-switch" in which he originally pledged $650M of his family's mo
  2. In Nevada, lodging taxes are set at the city/county level and may need approval by the state legislature. But that does not give the state legislature the authority to dictate how city/county funds are spent.
  3. ... but funding higher education at state institutions is not what county taxes are for. That would be a state tax.
  4. I also specifically mentioned that the tax revenue originally was intended for convention center expansion but was diverted to the stadium project, so I am aware that tax funds can be used for various things.
  5. I'm not sure how things work where you're from, but in Nevada there is a difference between counting funding and state funding, and a difference in who decides how it is used. I specifically mentioned that it's funded by room taxes - not sure why you say I pretend it's not funded by tax revenues.
  6. You sure post a lot about how the State of Nevada spends state money but keep making up complete fabrications about the amounts and implying that the public funding is from the state. The $750M of "public funding" for the stadium is from tax-exempt county municipal bonds that are being paid back by room taxes that are being collected by Clark County. The politics behind the approval - which doesn't happen in Las Vegas without corporate casino backing - is that the hotel industry wanted the NFL and in particular eventually the Super Bowl. The politicians hyped to locals that the cost was
  7. They can get the seats installed whenever they want and are willing to absorb the added expense. That's a lot of labor to move the seats to where they are stored, particularly when the natural grass turf is outside. When I looked at the Stadium Use Agreement, it looks like the Stadium Authority has to pay for the process of transitioning between UNLV configuration and Raider configuration (it's not part of the operating costs that UNLV has to pay for), and what incentive do they have to absorb all that extra overtime cost and delay to move in a few thousand seats when there are going to
  8. Although this photo shows the end zone seating in place while the UNLV turf is in, it appears that the removable seating is typically stored outside the stadium, south of the Raiders turf, so typically it would be deployed in after the Raiders turf and removed before the Raiders turf can be moved out.
  9. It could be more than just the cost of placing and removing the seats... there are logistics issues when there is an overnight turnaround between the UNLV field and the Raider field. It may be part of the joint use agreement that the stands are not placed. To place and remove the extra seating is a lot of added expense, risk, and effort on the one night stadium transitions. Once those extra seats are needed in the 65,000 seat stadium for UNLV football then maybe a change will happen; and since it is student seating and not season tickets the university always has the option to move the
  10. This will be the same way the ticket sales were for the '20 season. It is more likely just budgetary than incompetence. UNLV must pay "operating costs" for converting between UNLV turf and the roll-in Raiders grass field. Removing and placing the temporary end zone seating is an added expense. Eventually UNLV may sell enough tickets to justify that cost but not yet.
  11. Sanchez went 0-6 to start MWC play last season and Arroyo went 0-6 this season with freshmen on the 2-deep roster at 17 of the 22 offensive and defensive positions by the sixth game. It takes years of solid high school recruiting classes to translate to average/above average MWC talent & maturity on the field. Grimes was undoubtedly a great receiver, but was suspended before the end of the Sanchez era for 14 months from the team for violation of team and university rules, so it's not shocking that he's leaving. This was Stevenson's 5th year in the UNLV program (he was among the play
  12. Part of the problem with his recruitment was that he seemed set on getting a P5 spot and did unofficial visits to places like Stanford and Oregon and talked about everybody else who was "interested", but the P5 offer never came. Meanwhile G5 schools found other guys. SDSU signed Baker. Right now the best option for Oblad may be to remain at UNLV for at least another season rather than giving up his scholarship now. Right now there is a glut of QBs in the transfer portal and not a lot of schools with playing time opportunities for QBs in the next few seasons... UNLV is one of the few ex
  13. SDSU also. In short, no - those days are gone and there are no west coast teams to add to strengthen the conference (other than BYU) and only the looming threat of losing top teams. The rise of the Sun Belt will be short-lived. Back in the days when fans were allowed to attend games the MWC was on a tier above CUSA, SB, and MAC in attendance. Someday that will again matter for for budgets and recruiting. Back when scheduling had four non-conf games the relative strength of conferences calculated out better.
  14. UNLV suiting up 61 guys and having freshmen at all 11 offensive positions in the 2-deep roster on offense by the last few games...
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