FAA gives clearance for new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

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Due to the proximity to McCarron International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration needed to give approval for the Raiders new stadium site in Las Vegas.

According to the Associated Press, the FAA determined the proposed site would not be a hazard for incoming or outgoing aircraft. The agency announced it’s decision on Tuesday.

The Raiders purchased 62 acres of land in May just west of I-15 and the Mandalay Bay Casino and Bali Hai Golf Course.

The Raiders hope to be able to move into the new stadium for the 2020 season. The clearance by the FAA allows Las Vegas to begin the next stage of the process toward beginning construction on the site.

5 responses to “FAA gives clearance for new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

  1. What a load. Why do they need approval from the FAA? Right down the block are hotels that are 5 times taller than the stadium could ever dream to be and one of them shoots a beam of light into the sky that can be seen from Saturn. With all of that right next door what hazard would a stadium possibly create? Pfffft…. whatever, start digging.

  2. Terrific the FAA gave approval, but that was the easy part. Next step is to get approval from Green Peace and ensure that some migrant bird path is not interfered with.

  3. mbara33 says:
    September 6, 2017 at 7:18 am
    Let’s just call it “Super Bowl Stadium” & have game there every year.
    That makes way too much sense, it’ll never happen.

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