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Report: UNLV domed stadium plans will be unveiled Tuesday

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Neal Smatresk

Plans for a domed stadium near the UNLV campus will be released at a news conference set for next week, Sun columnist Jon Ralston reported this morning.

UNLV confirmed last week it is in discussions with Los Angeles billionaire Ed Roski as part of a "public-private partnership" to build a multipurpose sports and entertainment complex near campus.

Ralston reported this morning that those plans will be announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Silverton Casino Hotel and Lodge, which Roski owns. UNLV officials have been informed of the event and invitations are expected to be sent out to various officials, Ralston said.

UNLV President Neal Smatresk said in a statement last week that "this is an attractive proposition. UNLV long has been interested in bringing UNLV football to the main campus."

Ralston first reported last week that Roski was interested in partnering with UNLV to build a domed stadium near campus.

Roski, a billionaire who ranked 524th on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires in 2008, has recently garnered headlines for his efforts to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles.

A representative for Roski last week said discussions were under way, but had declined to comment further.

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