Monday, February 07, 2011

New UNLV Stadium Proposed

UNLV has revealed plans for a new proposed football stadium to be built on campus. The 40,000 seat indoor domed stadium would be the centerpiece of a mixed use campus revitalization project which would also include housing, retail and entertainment venues. The plan also calls for a refurbishment of the existing Thomas and Mack Center.

Having an indoor stadium gives more flexibility to host a wide array of events, including concerts, rodeo, WWE, UFC, ice staking and basketball. The venue would be fully equipped to be the home of an NBA, NHL or MLS professional team. The arena's floor could even be used to host a trade show or convention.

This is definitely an exciting project for both UNLV and the city of Las Vegas. The university will get a new stadium for its sports teams, and the city will get a modern arena to host some of its larger events. The proposed plans will go before the Nevada Board of Regents on Friday.

Update: September 18, 2015 - UNLV is looking at acquiring land on Tropicana Avenue a few blocks away from the Strip as a possible location for a new stadium.