Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is threatening to block the Oakland Athletics from moving to Las Vegas, pushing back against the MLB team’s demands for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies for a new stadium. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred recently discussed the A’s move with Sisolak, signaling that the team has the backing of fellow MLB owners who would vote to approve the relocation, sources with knowledge of the talks said.
Pummeled by unemployment, Las Vegas tried to reopen without widespread vaccination. Here are the lessons the city learned — and the challenges ahead. Above, the brand-new Resorts World Las Vegas.
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The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium.
Nevada congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian’s leading opponent, state Sen. Michael Roberson, launched a recent TV-only ad attacking Tarkanian’s involvement with a telemarketing scheme and his role as a registered agent for companies that acted as fronts for fraudulent charities. Tarkanian’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Las Vegas television stations Tuesday demanding they stop airing the ad, which was paid for by a Roberson campaign committee.
NAB is among the major trade groups calling on the Las Vegas Convention Center to expedite its planned $2.3 billion expansion, which should reduce or eliminate the need to use additional venues for spillover events. “[A]ll things being equal, we would much prefer to keep [the NAB Show] in a single venue or on a single campus,” said Chris Brown, NAB’s EVP of conventions and business operations.
Five trade-show industry leaders say Las Vegas’ reign as the country’s No. 1 convention city could be over if it doesn’t deliver on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s promise of expanding and overhauling the existing 3.2 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center campus. It’s a program that has been on the drawing board since 2006 when the LVCVA’s board of directors created a Master Plan Expansion Program to address refurbishing the tired facility and building new amenities to expand and modernize its assets.
TV spending has been flat, but it’s suddenly ramping up in the fourth quarter with a flood of election ads. Buys are already being booked for February’s caucus.
It may not rival the Comstock Lode, which brought record numbers of prospectors to Nevada. Or even those wild days when California speculators gobbled up houses and sent the local real estate market into a tailspin. But in recent months outside interests have gone on an unprecedented buying spree, leaving most Las Vegas media outlets under new management.
Las Vegas is a healthy media market that has seen TV and radio spending grow versus a year ago, and it has gotten very tight with political spending leading into next week’s election. Local TV spending in Las Vegas is up 3% year-to-year, with hot categories including auto, fast food, health insurance, retail, financial and telecom. But recently political has been the main driver.
Thanks largely to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s high-profile campaign to hang on to his seat in November, KSNV Las Vegas was one of the many stations around the country to enjoy a political advertising windfall. To make amends to regular advertisers who were shoved around to make room for the TV campaigners, says GM Lisa Howfield, the NBC affiliate is now offering a “local political rate card” discount to them. “We’re trying to issue our own stimulus package.”