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AEG Facilities to manage Las Vegas Stadium opening in 2020

June 26, 2019
FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. A division of live-entertainment company AEG says it will manage the 65,000-seat stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The $1.8 billion stadium is due to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A division of live-entertainment company AEG says it will manage a 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL’s relocated Raiders and UNLV football.

In a statement Tuesday, AEG Facilities and the Oakland Raiders say the company will handle pre-opening functions, hiring and staff training, ticketing, security and event scheduling.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that terms and length of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

The $1.8 billion stadium is due to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip. Taxpayers are funding $750 million of the project.

Plans call for a translucent roof, a natural grass field and huge stadium side doors that can open to provide a view of the Strip.

Los Angeles-based AEG co-owns and operates T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas among some 150 facilities in the U.S. and abroad, including Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum where the Raiders currently play.

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