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McCarran outlines issues with proposed stadium

Posted at 1:50 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 21:09:29-04
A lot of people want to see a new stadium, and the Oakland Raiders, come to Las Vegas. So why does it seem like McCarran International Airport is pumping the brakes?
In total, there are four places that are being tossed around as possible locations for the new stadium: the old Riviera site, Cashman Field, the Rock in Rio venue, and the field on Tropicana. 
The proposed 65,000-seat stadium would cost about $1.4 billion to build.
It's not that the airport is against a stadium, but putting one so close to flight paths could create problems and violate safety standards. That's why they wrote a letter listing all of the concerns for commissioners to read.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak addressed the airport's concerns and all the work still to do at a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting Thursday.
"It's great. I mean it's really great. We're willing to work. I think we need to have the meetings, work through these numbers cause that's what's ultimately going to make the decision whether or not we can move forward," said Sisolak.
Studies need to be done and nothing is set in stone yet. Officials might not even choose the Tropicana location, or they might find a way to fly around the trouble spots.