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Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease approved, avoiding potential one year delay in opening

With the construction timeline being as tight as it is for the Raiders Las Vegas stadium, each step in the process needs to go off without a hitch to break ground by January of next year.

The next step was a crucial one; to agree on a stadium lease and have it approved by today. Well, that lease was approved unanimously board member Steve Hill announced at the Las Vegas Stadium Authority at their meeting Thursday.

The reason for the urgency was that the lease needed to be done before the NFL league meeting next week, May 22 in Chicago.