Small homeless camp crops up at site of Raiders' new $2B stadium in Las Vegas

The Raiders wanted to leave Oakland for greener pastures. But as it turns out, the pastures in Sin City aren’t problem free.
 
A small homeless camp has started to grow in the Raiders’ new home of Las Vegas where a future stadium is being built.
 
The football team decided to leave California in March because Oakland refused to build a stadium with private
money. 
 
The Nevada Legislature approved using $750 million in public money to help finance the $1.9 billion project.
The Raiders bought the 62.6-acre stadium site in May for $77.5 million, property records show.
 
The trash, debris and tents sits on Dean Martin Drive, right where the new 6,500-seat stadium will be built. The Las Vegas Review Journal first reported the scene and said the Raiders did not respond for comment.  The Journal’s reporter, Eli Segall, told the East Bay Times that he spotted only two homeless people at the site when he visited earlier this week – a number the paper noted that would seem laughable to many in Oakland where the homeless problem is considered a serious crisis.
 
Fox affiliate KVVU in Las Vegas shared photos of the site, showing some mattresses and shopping carts. 
Construction is expected to start in January and finish by June 2020.
 
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