UPDATE: Clark County Commission approves land use permit for Raiders Las Vegas stadium

UPDATE SEPT. 6: Clark County Commissioners unanimously approved a land use permit for the Raiders' stadium in Las Vegas Wednesday.

The vote keeps the stadium project on track for a groundbreaking in late 2017.

UPDATE SEPT. 5: The FAA has signed off on the Raiders' plans for a 65,000-seat stadium near Russell Road and Polaris Avenue.

According to the report filed Sept. 5, the stadium will not have any adverse effects on the air traffic around McCarran International Airport.

The FAA's original comment period delayed expected approval from the Clark County Zoning Commission, which is now expected to vote on the stadium project Wednesday morning.

UPDATE AUG. 18: Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak reported that the FAA comment period for the Raiders stadium in Las Vegas has been shortened to end Aug. 30.


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice requesting comments on the Oakland Raiders' proposed stadium in Las Vegas, a move with a deadline that could affect the project's ambitious construction timeline.

The FAA has given the public until Sept. 22 to submit comments it would then consider in its review of the stadium.

The agency's preliminary findings show the stadium would not affect air traffic at McCarran International Airport. But officials in Clark County have said key permits for the stadium's construction won't be considered until the FAA makes a final determination.

The Raiders want to play in Las Vegas in 2020. A timeline unveiled earlier this year shows they want to start site work in December, but the scheduling of required public meetings means officials may not consider their permits until October, two months later than expected.

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