Raiders fan Brandee Chavez poses with a sign by the Welcome to Las Vegas sign after NFL owners in Phoenix voted to approve a Raiders move to Las Vegas Monday, March 27, 2017.
NFL players could be fined for taking part in a charity arm-wrestling tournament this weekend in Las Vegas, ESPN is reporting. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/apr/09/report-nfl-players-could-be-fined-for-part-in-las/?_ga=1.73166995.1292562890.1490153411
The league, despite signing off last month on the Oakland Raiders relocation here, still doesn’t allow its players to make appearances at casinos. Remember in 2015 when Tony Romo couldn't participate in a fantasy football conference here?
Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship, which took place at the MGM and will be televised in late May, included Pittsburgh’s James Harrison, Raiders’ punter Marquette King, Miami receiver Kenny Stills and others, according to ESPN. The report says each could each be fined. http://www.rosemarielv.net
With the proposed NFL stadium at Russell Road west of the freeway increasing their urgency, several road projects to address traffic growth on the Interstate 15 corridor over the next 20 years are in the planning stages.
Now that the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas has been approved, focus is shifting to what needs to be done for the $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium to be complete for the 2020 season. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/mar/29/with-nfl-stadium-on-the-way-attention-turns-to-i-1/?_ga=1.77913876.1292562890.1490153411
As important as any aspect is the access to the proposed stadium site on Russell Road west of Interstate 15. The Nevada Department of Transportation is in the initial stages of road projects that have already been planned to address traffic growth on the Interstate 15 corridor over the next 20 years. http://www.rosemarielv.net
“NDOT is drafting the scope of work for environmental clearance and preliminary engineering for the I-15-Tropicana interchange reconstruction and the direct-connect HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) ramps proposed at Hacienda and Harmon,” said Rudy Malfabon, NDOT director. “A request for proposal will be issued in a few months for that scope of work.”