Good gravy, now that is some stadium porn. Wow. You have to give some credit where it is due, when people dream big out in the desert, they really do dream big. This insane, $1.6 billion, yes billion, price tag for a sports complex is designed to attract a MLB team, a NBA team, a NFL team, and even a MLS team.
The article linked above admits that Major League Soccer is the most likely candidate for playing in the big stadium shown in these images.
The official proposal (.pdf) for the multi-facility Las Vegas National Sports Center is rather impressive. Give it a read if you have some time.
I’ve talked recently about Vegas and their potential MLS dream. According to the article, the price tag for the complex also includes costs to buy a team. Now, they mention a NBA team in that reference, so I’d imagine they’ve also taken in account for a MLS expansion price tag. If they want to get down to cutting some of this price tag down a MLS expansion fee would be so much cheaper than courting a NBA team for instance (they say the price includes costs to spend $500 million for a NBA team!).
Okay, enough talk, time for some more stadium photo love.