Las Vegas is trying to stake their claim as a city to have major pro sports teams in every league.
In 2017, the team was awarded the next expansion team in the NHL with the Vegas Golden Knights. Just before the 2020 season, the city welcomed the Raiders to town in their brand spanking new Allegiant stadium.
Now, the city is trying to get an NBA team.
Former UNLV basketball star Jackie Robinson is planning to break ground on All Net Resort and Arena that will be $4 billion that will have 23,00 seats and have a retractable roof. It will also have 2 hotels and a theatre.
All Net’s project includes:
2,500-room hotel with no casino
400,000 square feet of retail space
“Would we like to have an NBA team? Absolutely,” Robinson said to 8NewsNow. “But, would we be deterred if we don’t? No.”
“Now, it’s the proper time that we feel we can move forward with it and not just put something up at the wrong time and just try to satisfy everybody,” Robinson said.