AEG Facilities to manage Las Vegas Stadium opening in 2020
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.