10 key questions answered about proposed Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

There’s no shortage of questions about the Las Vegas NFL stadium project following Sheldon Adelson’s withdrawal from the public-private partnership backing the $1.9 billion dome.And there’s no shortage of answers within the text of the Southern Nevada Tourism Improvements Act, passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval in October.ADVERTISINGHere are 10 key questions and answers about what lies ahead for the project at the center of the Oakland Raiders’ request to relocate to Las Vegas:1. Does the legislation require the Adelson family’s involvement? No. No names are attached to the process. The law has a role for a “development partner,” defined as a “person who provides money to pay the costs of the acquisition, construction, leasing, improvement, equipping, operation or maintenance … of the National Football League stadium project or the cost of any capital improvements to the National Football League stadium project.” 2. Does the legislation require the Raiders’ involvement? No. The Raiders also come to the table as a potential “development partner.” If the Raiders’ relocation bid fails, another NFL team could pursue a move to the Las Vegas stadium under the law.3. If the Raiders can’t find a new partner, would any other NFL teams be interested in moving to Las Vegas? That’s unclear. The league has had an unusual amount of instability in the past few years, with the St. Louis Rams returning to Los Angeles in 2016, the Raiders contemplating their move to Las Vegas and the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles last month. Most franchises are stable and have relatively new stadiums and loyal fan bases. But a handful of teams — the Jacksonville Jaguars, for example — have seen declining interest from their fans and could be candidates for relocation.

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