Parking at the new Raiders stadium may be quite a logistical challenge.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that a traffic impact study commissioned by the Raiders football team suggests that the Russell Road site purchased by the team last month will hold less than 15 percent of the parking spaces required for Clark County to certify the 65,000-seat stadium for occupancy.
The study concluded that just 2,400 parking spaces needed will fit on the 62-acre site acquired by the team. County code requires a quarter-space per event attendee, which equates to 16,250 for a Raiders game at the stadium.
The team needs the certificate in order to begin construction of the $1.9 billion stadium, which is on a tight 30-month construction calendar beginning at year’s end.