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by Paul on 07/15/12 at 12:32 PM ET
from the Las Vegas Sun,
The Las Vegas Arena Foundation (LVAF) is proposing a 20,000-seat indoor arena to be built on the Strip on land owned by Caesars Entertainment behind Imperial Palace. The facility would be suitable for an NBA or NHL franchise, as well as other events such as concerts or the National Finals Rodeo, which has been at the Thomas & Mack Center since 1985. The LVAF is planning to fund the $500 million project by implementing a 0.9 percent sales tax for specified businesses within a three-mile radius of the proposed location….
If the arena were to be built, its Strip location would be head and shoulders above any current Las Vegas venue when it comes to attracting an NBA or NHL franchise. With up to 94 suites and a total capacity of nearly 20,000, the arena is aiming to compete with the multitude of sports facilities that house pro teams across the country.
I am not going to ask if you think hockey would work in Las Vegas, but I am more interested if you would consider a road trip to Vegas to watch your NHL team play?
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