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  • Las Vegas Expansion Team? (NHL & NBA)

    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.
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  • #2
    It will never happen . . .
    R.I.P. L.E.F.
    "I am the one who knocks!"

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    • #3
      I hope it happens. I need a new team to cheer for. LMAO.


      GO TRAGIC!

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      • #4
        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.


        RIP TheManInBlack

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        • #5
          I like the idea......people have to learn to be mature and take responsibility for their action so LV should be given a chance.


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          • #6
            Sweet, i love expansion teams.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
              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.

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              • #8
                Just because of the gambling and all that crap i just cant see it happening.. especially not after the NBA gambling scandel

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HoopsDemon12 View Post
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
                    It will never happen . . .
                    Why do you say so?

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                    • #11
                      Let's come up with some good team names . . .

                      Las Vegas Gamblers . . . too obvious

                      Las Vegas Sinners . . . too cliche

                      Las Vegas Bookies . . . hmmm
                      R.I.P. L.E.F.
                      "I am the one who knocks!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Word of I View Post
                        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

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HoopsDemon12 View Post
                          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?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BuckNaked View Post
                              What do you think about the Las Vegas Rollers? I think i got it.
                              Those names would never fly.

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