Raiders propose parking for thousands of fans three miles from stadium

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The game-day experience at the new Raiders stadium definitely will be unique.

Documents generated in connection with an effort to reach a joint-use agreement between the Raiders and UNLV at the venue include a proposal by the Raiders to use thousands of parking spaces at the UNLV campus, according to Adam Candee of the Las Vegas Sun. And here’s the twist: The UNLV campus is more than three miles from the site of the new Raiders stadium.

The stadium site will have 2,400 parking spaces, only 15 percent of the legally-required spots for the 65,000-seat venue. The Raiders have proposed using nearly 80 acres on the UNLV campus for parking, including 4,200 spaces at the Thomas & Mack Center. This means that thousands of fans will have to be shuttled to and from the stadium for every game.

The proposal also allows UNLV to choose whether its football games in the new stadium will be played on grass or on an artificial surface, either of which the Raiders will provide at no expense to UNLV. If UNLV chooses grass, UNLV and the Raiders may be playing on the same field.

The article reviews various other terms, including suite revenues, scheduling, and more. The Raiders and UNLV must share the venue as one of the express conditions of the $750 million in taxpayer money that will be used to build it.

52 responses to “Raiders propose parking for thousands of fans three miles from stadium

  1. By the time the Vegas stadium opens the entire US personal transportation market will be in the midst of a huge shift, especially in warm weather locations.

    Parking plans and requirements are based on driving and parking conditions that aren’t going to even exist in 10 years. It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around it, but we are extremely close to being able to have our car drop us off in front of the stadium and go park itself three miles away.

  2. I live in Vegas and I don’t even think there’s room for a stadium, never mind parking…..they’re gonna need to knock down existing businesses to get ANY parking near the stadium…..typical Vegas, rush it through without thinking about it…..where’s my weed?

  3. This is looking like more and more of a disaster as time goes by. But hey, Nevada fleeced their tourists for a billion, so the NFL is never going to turn down a handout, no matter how shaky the plan or the market.

  4. To cut costs they will have a small number of shuttle busses. Just enough to get all the fans from the stadium to their cars in 1 hour. Now you will need to show up 2 hours before the game to get to your seats on time.

    Sounds like a fun game day experience.

  5. I bet they’ll use less parking spaces as a lot of fans will be coming from out of town who won’t have cars there or will just leave it at their hotel and take the shuttle/tram that runs along the strip down to the game. Plus there’s Uber, Lyft, taxis, etc. It’s not going to be that big of a deal unless you’re in hurry to get somewhere on the Strip an hour before or after the game.

  6. No one is talking about the 200 million the University of Nevada. They don’t have the money. Only 2 state schools in the System. Nevada and Las Vegas.

  7. Florio

    The proposal also allows UNLV to choose whether its football games in the new stadium will be played on grass or on an artificial surface, either of which the Raiders will provide at no expense to UNLV. If UNLV chooses grass, UNLV and the Raiders may be playing on the same field.

    The article reviews various other terms, including suite revenues, scheduling, and more. The Raiders and UNLV must share the venue as one of the express conditions of the $750 million in taxpayer money that will be used to build it.

    They may be playing on the same field. Then you post they must share the venue.

    Come on, your hate for the Raiders is showing.

  8. You can’t play on grass in Vegas, its gonna be a dome, and the games are going to be like an arena football game. The will be begging to move again before you know it

  9. maiphatdong says:
    Jul 7, 2017 10:25 AM
    You can’t play on grass in Vegas,

    You mean like having a rollout grass field in Arizona?

  10. Typical Las Vegas -24oo parking spots for 65,000 people and costing taxpayers for a venue that cost 1.8 billion dollars…they simply picked the wrong site in no mans land on the wrong side of the 15. They should build it behind the Wynn, where you can walk from a number of hotels, you have the convention center across the street with all of its parking, and you have the monorail which can take you to the hotels on the south end of the strip, and only because it’s Las Vegas, they won’t build a monorail to the airport, because it makes to much sense.

    If not behind Wynn, why not just build it on the UNLV campus then?I guess they don’t want people tailgating in 115 degrees weather.

  11. jjadco says:
    Jul 7, 2017 10:23 AM
    No one is talking about the 200 million the University of Nevada. They don’t have the money. Only 2 state schools in the System. Nevada and Las Vegas.
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    Go Wolf Pack!

  12. The proposal also allows UNLV to choose whether its football games in the new stadium will be played on grass or on an artificial surface, either of which the Raiders will provide at no expense to UNLV. If UNLV chooses grass, UNLV and the Raiders may be playing on the same field.
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    What does this even mean? If they’re sharing the stadium, won’t they be playing on the same field regardless of if it’s grass or artificial?

  13. I gotta think they will have an unusually high percentage of attendees that are getting dropped off by hotel shuttles and do not park there. The dynamic surrounding this stadium is going to be very different from most due to the nature of Vegas.

  14. Only the rich ones will get the parking, that’s the way of the modern times, no more huge parking lots always empty but in football games.
    We’ll figure it out how to get there, not a big deal.

  15. @maiphatdong says:
    Jul 7, 2017 10:25 AM

    You can’t play on grass in Vegas, its gonna be a dome, and the games are going to be like an arena football game. The will be begging to move again before you know it
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    Both Arizona and Houston have grass fields inside dome stadiums. Raiders should have moved to San Antonio.

  16. People chiming in from other teams venues, I respect your opinions on the parking and tailgating. HOWEVER what you don’t realize is an OAKLAND RAIDER tailgate experience. Many people line up at 6pm the night before a game outside the Oakland Coliseum to assure they get “their” spot and tailgating begins. Many others arrive from 3am on gameday until there are so many cars they have to close off streets. Others drive around waiting for 8am for the gates to open and a mad rush to get in and tailgate. Mark Davis said before committing to Las Vegas that he didn’t want to lose the tailgating experience for the fans and how important this was to him. Well, as we see they wont have this in Las Vegas and a free stadium will make you flip flop on your priorities.

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!

  17. Not a huge deal. My guess is there will be shuttles running down the strip stopping at major hotels that have huge, mostly empty parking structures.

    Also, the new arena is shoehorned between 3 existing hotel and casinos and there is no way there’s enough nearby parking there.

    Everything in Vegas is unique and so will this be.

  18. Sharing the facility with UNLV is a disaster. The Rebels already have a stadium called Sam Boyd. It’s not bad. Perfect for the fan base. If playing in the Raiders stadium, the Rebels will be playing in a 1/3 full stadium (which looks terrible). The stadium if it is first class needs to have parking. A 3 mile hike for thousands of people is ridiculous.

  19. Another re-location disaster in the making. Carson is unraveling as we speak. The NFL needs to get it’s act together. Next team up…Buffalo to San Antonio.

  20. Seriously, no parking and a 3 mile trolley ride? How would you like to be a Bronco’s fan riding on that bus after the game if the Raiders lose? Or even if they win for that matter. Packing them close together on a bus without the benefit of stadium security seems like a problem even without the concern about alcohol.

  21. It’s the Raiders. Judging by their attendance figures, they may not need more than 2,400 parking spaces.

  22. “It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around it, but we are extremely close to being able to have our car drop us off in front of the stadium and go park itself three miles away.”
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    Sounds great until your car gets blocked in, gets backed into, etc. and then you’re standing at the stadium three miles away with no easy way to check on your car and possibly not even knowing what the problem is. People also have a hard time wrapping their heads around that it won’t be a Utopia which will likely mean things won’t change nearly as much as one might think.

  23. “It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around it, but we are extremely close to being able to have our car drop us off in front of the stadium and go park itself three miles away.”

    The technology may be there soon but it will be very expensive to start and if you think that in only 10 years anywhere near the entire population has self driving cars you’re dreaming. I doubt it will even be at 10% by then.

  24. For money making purposes it would behoove them to limit normal tailgating and instead cultivate functions at the various centers where food and drink is served then busses shuttle them all over at game time. Since a larger than usual percentage of the crowd will be out of towners that dont know the area or have their ‘spots’ figured out such party arrangements would be attractive to those folks and of course tickets to those functions becomes additional revenue.

  25. I live in Vegas and I don’t even think there’s room for a stadium, never mind parking…..they’re gonna need to knock down existing businesses to get ANY parking near the stadium…..typical Vegas, rush it through without thinking about it…..where’s my weed?

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    Bruh, its in the middle of a dessert, there tons of space, this the dumbest comment I have seen on here in a while.

  26. raiderrob21 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 11:37 AM
    People chiming in from other teams venues, I respect your opinions on the parking and tailgating. HOWEVER what you don’t realize is an OAKLAND RAIDER tailgate experience. Many people line up at 6pm the night before a game outside the Oakland Coliseum to assure they get “their” spot and tailgating begins. Many others arrive from 3am on gameday until there are so many cars they have to close off streets. Others drive around waiting for 8am for the gates to open and a mad rush to get in and tailgate. Mark Davis said before committing to Las Vegas that he didn’t want to lose the tailgating experience for the fans and how important this was to him. Well, as we see they wont have this in Las Vegas and a free stadium will make you flip flop on your priorities.

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!

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    Thats sort of thing is awesome but sorry to tell you that what you describe is pretty much takes place in most NFL cities. Its great stuff to be sure, but not uncommon. I suppose everyone likes to think the one they attend must be special because to them its where they found their fun and the rest were somewhere in another city where they didnt see them.

  27. beavertonsteve says:

    we are extremely close to being able to have our car drop us off in front of the stadium and go park itself three miles away.
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    No we aren’t.

  28. jags2daship says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:40 PM
    Most fans get stabbed in the parking lots at raiders games so maybe less parking is a blessing.
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    I just LOL-ed at the office reading that one. Apparently I’m unaware that “most” of the 65,000+ fans at Raiders games get stabbed in the parking lot. A lot of hardcore fans willing to take a shiv 8 home games a year and any preseason or post season action too. hahaha

  29. definitely will be different experience than Oakland. sitting next to day three of bachelor party guys will be so nice.

  30. ragnarthegreat says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:28 PM
    Seriously, no parking and a 3 mile trolley ride? How would you like to be a Bronco’s fan riding on that bus after the game if the Raiders lose? Or even if they win for that matter
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    I am not 100% confident that there won’t be more bronco’s fan that show in Las Vegas than Raider fans……one thing is for certain w/o any doubt….if the raiders for some reason lose again 10 years from now…..what ever fair weather Raiders fans there are in Las Vegas, they will pull the whodini as the majority (80%) of Las Vegas residents are from So Ca, and that’s how they roll….No doubt the Raiders are leaving the best fans in the NFL in Oakland. Only other city that has fans like the raiders, are in Philly.

  31. In Oakland you can park, tailgate and then walk right into the coliseum without any shuttle busses or anything…

    The old Coliseum is already better than the big shiny Vegas field of Dreams

  32. So fans will have to fork over $50 or more for parking then probably $10-20 per person for the shuttlebus (each way).

    Can you imagine the insanity you are going to have on the ride back to the cars? Drunks. Fans in bad moods from a bad call.game. Fans feeling ripped off. Fans not being able to go exactly where and when they want to go. And then there is the inevitable traffic jam trying to get out of the parking area. And then the next traffic jam at the offsite parking area.

    Raiders are going to have to hire a bunch more security. You need a full staff at the lots and you’d better have at least two on every bus.

    Because bonehead fans and drunks who are getting ripped off royalty in a confined space for an extended period.

    Does anyone think beyond dollar signs for even a minute?

  33. Las Vegas market will fail, and with the Raiders in the area the Los Angeles market will fail.

    This is all short term gain with long term pain.

  34. When they announced there would only be 2,400 parking spots ON the stadium lot= the #StayInOakland cult lit their hair on fire!! Because 2,400 MUST BE THE FINAL PLAN!!! (wrong)

    Now they publicize this *PROPOSAL* about phase 2 parking, and there will be many more parking developments over the next 2-3yrs, but the #StayInOakland cult lit there hair on fire Again because these 3,ooo extra parking spots 3 miles away MUST be the final plan!! OUTRAGE!! (wrong)

    There’s a golf course, ya know, the Bali Hai site they were considering for the stadium..? That’s still in play for parking & is VERY walkable, and we haven’t begun to scratch the surface on ancillary development around the stadium…

    A lot of misplaced anger about parking going on… A bunch of recreational outrage about things that have a solid 2-3 years to work out.

  35. There’s a golf course, ya know, the Bali Hai site they were considering for the stadium..? That’s still in play for parking & is VERY walkable, and we haven’t begun to scratch the surface on ancillary development around the stadium
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    That golf course is on LV Blvd, as well. Why not just park at Mandalay Bay. Or at the Airport where you can catch a cab…..you know and I know Russel Road in the industrial area is just the worse site there was. (probably because it was the cheapest dirt. Wynn’s site is the best, or the one on Koval Lane by UNLV and the airport, or even Koval Lane at Sands- (Wynn’s employee parking lot) There are plenty of dirt lots on LV Blvd down by Sahara as well.

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