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Raiders stadium may start even without legal agreement

Ofelia Adamson



Las Vegas Raiders Update

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority, the sole responsible for the ownership and oversight of the National Football (NFL) stadium project designed by Senate Bill 1 during the 30th Special Session of the Nevada State Legislature, is considering on extending the time to pen down a development agreement with the Raiders to construct a 65,000-seat arched roof football stadium in the Southern Nevada when it meets on Thursday, September 14.

The half-year extension isn’t anticipated to hold up the beginning of the construction on the $1.9 billion venture and places the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders on the hook for shelling out money and paying for initial site work should the stadium deal trips.

A legal agreement documents slated to be proposed on Thursday — called an “Enabling Work Memorandum of Understanding” — would change the target date to finish the development agreement to February of 2017 from October 17. The initial stadium legislation, approved by the State of Nevada Legislature in a 30th special session back in October 2016, considered the possibility of a need for extra time and comprehended the option of additional six-month extension.

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Jeremy Aguero, the chief analyst for Applied Analysis, which works as the Las Vegas Stadium Authority’s staff, notified the board members earlier this September that they would be looking for the extension resolution at their next meeting.

Regarding the Raiders’ proposed development project schedule, the franchise will be needing to complete preliminary development activities between the stretch of November 2017 and February 2018.

According to Aguero, the main intention of the resolution is to make sure that the Raiders would engage in the 62-acre site preparation at their own risk and that “the Enabling Work memorandum of understanding will not bind or otherwise obligate the authority to any subsequent approval.”

It will also preserve all rights of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority in terms of the project review and approval. And that includes the development agreement and any considerations concerning the issuance of Raiders stadium bonds.

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The NFL franchise can’t poke the overall obligation bond proceeds guaranteed by $750 million in new hotel room tax income until the development agreement is forged and the organization has spent $100 million for the first payment in development expenses.

Under the Raiders’ construction pipeline, the stadium contractors Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis and McCarthy Building Cos. of Henderson City are slated to clear the real-estate property in late November and early December.

The nine-member board of directors of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority will get their first peek at several other agreements that have to be inked prior to the development agreement can be contemplated.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority roles and responsibilities include:

  • Owning and Overseeing the Stadium and Land
  • Approving the Stadium Location and Development Plan
  • Approving the Stadium Operating Agreement
  • Managing the Coverage Waterfall Revenue Distribution
  • Managing the Stadium Capital Improvement Fund and Related Expenditures


Dwyane Wade is still determining for his place with the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA star Dwyane Wade is still finding his proper position with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers Oct 22 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers have encountered something that has become equally usual over the three previous seasons in the league. After defeating the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, the Cavs came across a major disappointment contest with a blowout home game loss to the Orlando Magic.

Developing agonies should be anticipated with this organization, given the number of turnover earlier this year. But one persistent through three matchups has been the campaign of the NBA star Dwyane Wade. He was limited to just 16 minutes on the floor against the Orlando and has faded to reach double digit figures in scoring at any contest this season so far.

The former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade has appeared out of manner offensively and usually takes hits that aren’t within the run of the offense. Wade shared his thoughts regarding his struggles so far, according a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

I’m trying to find it, man,” Dwyane Wade said after scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting against the Orlando Magic. “It’s very different, different than I’ve ever played. Just trying to find my way, as we go on, see how I can be best for this team. Everything’s happened so fast. This has been a long, a long week.”

Despite his endeavor to begin the season, the Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is quite optimistic that Wade will be competent to find his tempo offensively:

“Just got to get him in positions to where he’s comfortable,” Cavs coach Lue said. “Right now we have a new offense, a different offense than he’s accustomed to running. We just have to put him in better positions to be aggressive and get to a spot. That’s not really an issue of mine or his. Just continue to keep playing good, team defense and his shot and his game will come around offensively.”

Wade is well-established to having the ball on his hands far more frequently than he had so far with the Cavs. With his former teammate superstar LeBron James during their prime in Heat as well as Derrick Rose alongside him in the starting five, Wade is near the lowest point of the wall when it comes to professional basketball players launching an offense. Most significantly with the ball club starting to go to Kevin Love in the post more during the two previous contests.

Should Wade was promised a starting job during negotiation with the Cavs, preserving that role may not be suitable in Lue’s decision. It must need to come from Wade should that is the case.

Wade playing with the second unit offense would enable him to have the ball in his possession more and provide the starting line more room with J.R. Smith. It’s very likely that the Cleveland just needed to try this strategy and have it fall in to their places.

At this phase of Wade’s NBA career his ability to build for himself and others is his greatest selling point and it isn’t currently being employed since he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Seattle Seahawks’ RBs Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy to evenly split carries

With the Seattle Seahawks starting running back Chris Carson season-ending injury, both Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will evenly fill his shoes.

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Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson 2017

After losing its starting running back Chris Carson to a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday, October 8, the Seattle Seahawks’ addressed the concerning issue at starting running back intact may be to roll with an comparable status squad featuring Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.

“We’re just going to keep working our guys and keep rolling with both really worthy guys,” Carroll said. “We’ll just pound away and see what happens as the games go and everybody is ready to go.”

“There’s no reason to have any criteria for it right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us,” Carroll continued. “We’ll see how they do.”

Once running back Chris Carson — who was was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh rounder selection, 249th overall pick, in the 2017 NFL Draft — went down against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach and executive vice president Carroll evenly split the touches evenly between Thomas Rawls (eight carries, 20 yards) and Eddie Lacy (nine carries, 19 yards). However, neither of the aforementioned running back was able to get going forward, as the Seahawks ran for a season-low 62 yards.

Patriots signs Will Tye and Trevor Reilly to practice squad

The Seattle Seahawks backfield figures to get more crowded with the impending come back of C.J. Prosise, who missed the last two previous matchups due to an ankle injury. The Seahawks also have rookie running back J.D. McKissic, who has proven himself to be a useful weapon in the receiving contest in his first couple of contests.

Apart from his new unit, Pete Carroll will be needing to puzzle out some other things out in order to get his game up and completely running again. Fortunately, the franchise have selections to pick from at running back position.

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