Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged this week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built. Here are some hurdles the proposal would have to clear before becoming reality.
Public funds would cover $750 million of the project's construction costs under a proposal from the Las Vegas Sands casino company and Majestic Realty, which are partnering to develop and operate a stadium. That bill would be financed over 30 years through $50 million annual payments, likely from a hotel room tax.
Hotel rooms in and around Las Vegas already face a 12 percent lodging tax that yields more than $600...