Las Vegas MLS Stadium
|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 150-200 mln|
Las Vegas MLS Stadium – design description
The proposed stadium is a major part of Las Vegas’ attempt to get an MLS franchise, which would also become the city’s first professional sports team.
With the city’s harsh climate key aspect of the design is to provide optimum playing and watching conditions. The stadium located almost at the very heart of LV won’t have a solid, opaque external wrap, allowing natural ventilation. At the same time all stands will be covered from the sun and so will – on matchdays – be the field. Air-conditioning ducts will be installed every three rows, enabling temperature reduction by roughly 20 degrees (or 10°C).
However, in late August 2014 the investor (Findlay Sports & Entertainment) presented an updated deisgn. What changed is complete lack of retractable cover, despite cost estimations not budging.
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Las Vegas: Cost stays the same, but roof is gone
Price of a single seat at the proposed Las Vegas MLS stadium stands extremely high, at $8,300. Reasons seem unclear as investors drop retractable roof from the project.
New design: Mobile roof and air conditioning for Las Vegas?
There’s only one more MLS spot up for grabs. No wonder Las Vegas businessmen are showing off their proposition of a retractable roof and air-conditioned stands. Their bid is shortlisted and might earn the city its first top class team.