You can officially stick a fork in Chris Milam’s insane plan to build multiple stadiums and arenas near Las Vegas, which turned into an insane plan just to get the land and built who knows what, as the Bureau of Land Management has terminated the sale of 480 acres of federal land that Milam was seeking. And it only took six months after Milam backed out of his stadium plans, claiming his Chinese lenders who make surveillance equipment had nixed the deal, four months after the city of Henderson sued Milam for fraud, and two months after Milam settled the suit by passing the land purchase on to his lenders and agreeing to be banned from doing business with the city. Because, you know, you don’t want to rush into anything.
Las Vegas will now have to console itself with MGM’s arena plan, and UNLV’s football stadium plan, and probably a couple of other stadium or arena plans that I’m forgetting, maybe some of these. Because there’s nothing that the nation’s 40th largest TV market (just behind Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo!) needs more than some new sports facilities for all the major-league teams that it doesn’t have.