Sheldon Adelson Deputy Blasts Oakland Raiders In Las Vegas NFL Stadium Issue Part 1
Andy Abboud, Las Vegas Sand Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, told the Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review Journal the details of why the casino billionaire left the Oakland Raiders Las Vegas NFL Stadium Project.
The result is the second public example of the good faith dealing problem the Raiders have and I pointed to with respect to Oakland stadium negotiations and at the Charlotte NFL Spring League Meeting of 2016.
In the front page website article, Abboud was direct and revealing in his discussion of the problem with Richard Velotta of the Review Journal.
Abboud said that once the Nevada Legislature passed the Senate bill with the $750 million subsidy provision and the hotel tax increase, the Raiders changed and started to make unreasonable requests.
While Abboud did not outline those details, he went on to say that because of the way the Raiders handled Adelson, they would find negotiations with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority tough sledding.
Overall, the article is the latest in a series of bad ones issued by the LVRJ since Adelson backed out, but it’s the most damaging by far. via IFTTT