Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas; mum on public financing



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid says he's a big fan of efforts to lure the NFL's Raiders to Las Vegas but is keeping mum on whether he thinks taxpayers should help foot the bill for a new football stadium.

The Nevada Democrat says there's no federal money involved in plans to build a 65,000-seat domed stadium, so he'll leave it to state and local officials to debate spending $750 million in Clark County hotel-room tax money on the project expected to cost $1.7 billion to $2.1 billion.

But Reid told reporters in Reno Tuesday pro football would be good for Vegas and "it would be great" if it was the Raiders.

An ex-boxer and avid baseball fan, Reid says he plans to attend one of the new NHL team's hockey games in Las Vegas, "as soon as I learn the rules."

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast