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New stadium being built in Vegas

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It's been long buzzed about that if Las Vegas gets a new stadium capable of housing an NBA squad, it's possible a team could eventually set up shop in Sin City. Las Vegas currently has a proposed 40,000-seat stadium on UNLV's campus in the works that could be used for an NBA squad as well. "It's way too early to get into any of that," said Silverton president Craig Cavileer, one company that is involved in bringing the stadium to UNLV, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "This project is not contingent on having professional sports. However, when it gets built, it will be ready for that and to add another layer to go with UNLV sports and other events." Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD added this to fray Wednesday. "With a venue of that size there is little doubt that developers have eyes on bigger fish such as the NHL or the NBA," he wrote. "League sources have long maintained there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before Vegas would be considered a viable relocation options ... The NBA has said Vegas is not an option until they have a state-of-the-art venue, and at least [Wednesday] it sounds like one is coming, so it seems almost inevitable we'll have to have the Vegas discussion again in the coming year." So it seems until the stadium is actually a reality and possible discussions with professional teams are held, such chatter about a team landing in Vegas will remain largely speculation for now. -- Ryan Corazza

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