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UNLV football could reportedly move to proposed $800M stadium

Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the UNLV Rebels, could soon be overshadowed by a new $800 million arena. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the UNLV Rebels, could soon be overshadowed by a new $800 million arena. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sam Boyd Stadium, the current home of UNLV football, might soon be a thing of the past.

The team could be moving to a proposed $800 million stadium that would seat 60,000 people and feature a 100-yard video screen, 40 yards longer than the one the Dallas Cowboys unveiled for their new stadium in 2009. The Cowboys' video screen is the largest in the world, but developers are calling this new 100-yard video screen, which would stretch the entire length of the football field, "the world's largest multimedia immersive experience."

Paul Takahashi of The Las Vegas Sun reported that UNLV officials presented to the Board of Education in January the design details for a "mega events stadium" which has been dubbed "UNLV Now."

Aside from hosting regular season games for the UNLV Rebels, the developers plan on using the stadium to host a number of sporting events, including an NFL exhibition game:

These new events might include a Mountain West Conference football championship game, a new college football bowl game, a NFL exhibition game, the UFC International Fight Week, a championship boxing match, a soccer expo, a smaller Electric Daisy Carnival music festival, the American Country Music awards and touring concerts.

The architect for the stadium, Dan Meis, is credited with designing the Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the Lakers and Clippers.

The developers hope to break ground in the next two years, with a proposed opening in 2017.

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