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TimD
08-23-2007, 12:54 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=2986775

Casino giant Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced Wednesday that it will partner with AEG, the company that brought David Beckham to the Los Angeles Galaxy, to build a 20,000-seat arena in Las Vegas capable of housing an NBA or NHL team.
The $500 million arena, behind the Bally's and Paris hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, is projected to open in 2010. It's a step toward attracting a pro sports franchise to a city that has tried to persuade reluctant league officials to look past its legalized sports betting.

Goodman said the deal does not slow down city plans for a proposed $9.5 billion sports arena with casino, retail and residential uses on 85 acres downtown, put forth by Michigan-based REI Group LLC.

Xiomera
08-23-2007, 01:03 PM
It will never happen . . .

D-Unit
08-23-2007, 01:04 PM
I hope it happens. I need a new team to cheer for. LMAO.


GO TRAGIC!

Brodeur
08-23-2007, 01:05 PM
I would think that Stern would be put off enough by the gambling capital of the world, not too mention the **** that happened after the ASG in Vegas. As for Bettman, I wouldn't put it past him. He'll always be an abortion to hockey and he may as well continue his constant bad decisions.

princefielder28
08-23-2007, 01:22 PM
I like the idea......people have to learn to be mature and take responsibility for their action so LV should be given a chance.

BuckNaked
08-23-2007, 02:26 PM
Sweet, i love expansion teams.

Word of I
08-23-2007, 07:56 PM
It will never happen . . .

The arena is going to get built. Even if Las Vegas doesn't get an expansion team, the Thomas & Mack Center is 24 years old. However, the arena can cause some traffic problems. They want to put it behind Bally's, but that's a terrible idea. Goodman says he envisions it being built in downtown.

HoopsDemon12
08-23-2007, 08:32 PM
Just because of the gambling and all that crap i just cant see it happening.. especially not after the NBA gambling scandel

Word of I
08-23-2007, 09:10 PM
Just because of the gambling and all that crap i just cant see it happening.. especially not after the NBA gambling scandel

That had nothing to do with Vegas. If anything, he's one of Vegas' most wanted.

NFL2007
08-23-2007, 09:17 PM
It will never happen . . .

Why do you say so?

Xiomera
08-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Let's come up with some good team names . . .

Las Vegas Gamblers . . . too obvious

Las Vegas Sinners . . . too cliche

Las Vegas Bookies . . . hmmm

HoopsDemon12
08-23-2007, 09:56 PM
That had nothing to do with Vegas. If anything, he's one of Vegas' most wanted.

ya but i mean when you notice somoen can be influenced like that.. imagine the pressure that could be applied if they are in vegas... it could get stupid

Word of I
08-23-2007, 10:02 PM
ya but i mean when you notice somoen can be influenced like that.. imagine the pressure that could be applied if they are in vegas... it could get stupid

If somebody is ethical at heart, then what city they are in will not matter at all. That guy was greedy. I live in Vegas and it's just a regular city. People just assume that Vegas is full of sinners and that there's no rules. You're talking about pressure to gamble right?

BuckNaked
08-23-2007, 10:03 PM
Let's come up with some good team names . . .

Las Vegas Gamblers . . . too obvious

Las Vegas Sinners . . . too cliche

Las Vegas Bookies . . . hmmm

What do you think about the Las Vegas Rollers? I think i got it.

Word of I
08-23-2007, 10:04 PM
What do you think about the Las Vegas Rollers? I think i got it.

Those names would never fly.

BuckNaked
08-23-2007, 10:05 PM
Those names would never fly.

How about the Dice?

Word of I
08-23-2007, 10:06 PM
How about the Dice?

No. I don't know off the top of my head what the name should be, but certainly not that. Lol. If we do get a team, I'm going to be pissed if the games are made up of mostly tourists.

Beans
08-23-2007, 11:34 PM
Las Vegas Highrollers is my suggestion.

bearfan
08-23-2007, 11:39 PM
Las Vegas Showgirls
Sigfried and Roys
I think i have it now

Namy
08-24-2007, 12:31 AM
If somebody is ethical at heart, then what city they are in will not matter at all. That guy was greedy. I live in Vegas and it's just a regular city. People just assume that Vegas is full of sinners and that there's no rules. You're talking about pressure to gamble right?

is this a joke? You give young athletes laoded with TONS of money in Las Vegas you don't think they're gonna be tempted and lured into gambling? You're being a little sheltered if that's your honest opinion.

DWilliams2IndyColts
08-24-2007, 12:37 AM
Las Vegas Roulettes or Black Jacks.

fenikz
08-24-2007, 01:40 AM
Las Vegas Sonics?

they basically wouldn't even have to change the logo just replace the Space Needle with the Stratosphere.

Addict
08-24-2007, 01:52 AM
Las Vegas Aces?

http://www.buzzworks.nl/files/products/Spades.jpg

would look pretty cool on a football helmet...

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
08-24-2007, 02:27 AM
Las Vegas CELINE DIONS(shes still in Vegas, right?)

BrownsTown
08-24-2007, 02:36 AM
The Las Vegas Wake Up And You're Married To A Prostitutes.

HoopsDemon12
08-24-2007, 11:42 AM
If somebody is ethical at heart, then what city they are in will not matter at all. That guy was greedy. I live in Vegas and it's just a regular city. People just assume that Vegas is full of sinners and that there's no rules. You're talking about pressure to gamble right?

pressure to gamble and you will no doubt have people approach you cause they hae something on the game or they lost everyhting... to me it just would be more of a burden than anyhting else... i mean for NBA put a team in oklahoma.. they had topns of support... and NHL!!! stop putting teams in southern states... they dont usually work.. they need to be in a place where there was hockey atleast at sometime... nashville isnt a hockey hotbed