Old Riviera Hotel Sight Proposed for Las Vegas Domed Stadium

A top Las Vegas Sands Corp. executive said today that the proposed 65,000-seat football stadium his company is pushing for may end up being built on the Strip.

When plans for a stadium that could house an NFL team were first unveiled, discussions centered on a 42-acre site on Tropicana Avenue owned by UNLV.

But Rob Goldstein, Sands’ president and chief operating officer, told tourism leaders today that the Tropicana site appears to be “disappearing as an option.”

Concerns about the site, located near Koval Lane, include its proximity to McCarran International Airport and traffic in the area.

Appearing before the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, Goldstein said another possible location is the site of the shuttered Riviera, which is where the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority plans to expand its convention space.

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