LAS VEGAS MAYOR OSCAR GOODMAN: THE ONLY POLITICIAN IN HISTORY WHO ONCE HAD HIS OWN GIN ENDORSEMENT CONTRACT
Maybe Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman has started drinking before press conferences. Who knows? After all, this is the same mayor who once told a room of fourth graders that his hobby was “drinking.”
For whatever reason, Goodman picked Tuesday to float the biggest trial balloon of his political career. Goodman says he wants to build an 80,000 seat football stadium in Las Vegas. He also laid out his plans for the proposed facility.
The mayor wants Las Vegas to be the permanent host for the Super Bowl. His plan would also have the NFL move every Monday Night Football game to Sin City.
Of course, none of these things are ever going to happen. The National Football League HATES Las Vegas. Still, it’s an interesting plan.
On a more realistic note, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced it was hiring a lobbying company to help the city with “transportation issues.” Specifically, the company will try to secure federal funds to improve U.S. highway 93 to Phoenix and lobby for Los Angeles/Las Vegas train service. An LA-Las Vegas train study would include magnetic-levitation technology and proposals by Amtrak for conventional rail.