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Vegas going all-in to draw franchise

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08:22 AM ET 07.16 | If Las Vegas builds it, will they come? 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.

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July 16, 2012  09:12 AM ET

let them have an NBA team....that whole, "hockey in the desert" thingy isn't going all that well

July 16, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

let them have an NBA team....that whole, "hockey in the desert" thingy isn't going all that well

Spiny: The learning curve ain't too steep with NHL brass

July 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Spiny: The learning curve ain't too steep with NHL brass

true enough...that whole "learning" thingy has Dwarfus Horribus confused regularly

July 16, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Since there is nothing to do in Vegas, this may work!!!

July 16, 2012  10:04 AM ET

And what would the team name be? The Vegas Chips? The Vegas Roadrunners? The Vegas Bookies?

July 16, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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And what would the team name be? The Vegas Chips? The Vegas Roadrunners? The Vegas Bookies?

How about the Las Vegas SL__TS

Fill in your own vowel

July 16, 2012  10:17 AM ET

The Las Vegas SL__TS

Fill in the vowel of your choice

July 16, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Nice 11 minute delay

July 16, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

How about the Las Vegas SL__TSFill in your own vowel

why would they name a team the Sloats?

July 16, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

let them have an NBA team....that whole, "hockey in the desert" thingy isn't going all that well

Visions of Coyotes II flash before my eyes.

July 16, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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Nice 11 minute delay

FN needs to install a shorter fuse.

July 16, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Las Vegas SL__TSFill in the vowel of your choice

Slits?

July 16, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Jerry Bruckheimeir would be behind this as owner

July 16, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Visions of Coyotes II flash before my eyes.

no kidding...and if you thought the wolf thingy was bad in Phoenix.....

July 16, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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Slits?

Could work.

July 16, 2012  11:47 AM ET

HUGE HOME ICE ADVANTAGE .Might be the desert , but its Vegas, think the visitors(team) will be distracted here ? Junkets to see your team here . Cheaper than two tickets to a Montreal game with RT air

July 16, 2012  11:48 AM ET

Las Vegas Red Wings. Man I can't wait.

July 16, 2012  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And what would the team name be? The Vegas Chips? The Vegas Roadrunners? The Vegas Bookies?

Maybe call them the Bouncers lol

July 16, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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Maybe call them the Bouncers lol

maybe even the Mobsters!

 
July 16, 2012  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

let them have an NBA team....that whole, "hockey in the desert" thingy isn't going all that well

NHL would do well here...lots of hockey fans and if Phoenix can do it, so can Vegas.

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