In a city that the residents often lament has a lack of community and a city that is not known for its unwavering support of sports teams, Las Vegas is now a city with two proposed sports stadiums. This is a perfect example of City vs County.
The City of Las Vegas and Clark County have resided side by side from the beginning. The City boundary is Sahara Avenue and all areas north. Clark County is everything south of Sahara Ave including the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Confused yet?
As readers here know, the City of Las Vegas has endorsed a stadium arena/casino/mixed use plan by REI Neon. This stadium is proposed to be built on 83 acres south of the intersection of Charleston Blvd and Main.
Today, Harrah's Entertainment and AEG (the builders of the Staples Center in Los Angeles) announced plans to build a 20,000 seat sports arena on property owned by Harrah's and located directly behind Balley's. It is planned for either a NBA team or a hockey team. This sports arena is set to open in 2010.
Will Las Vegans come out and support two large sports arenas?
Stay tuned. This is going to get interesting.......