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Wayne Newton interested in Las Vegas NFL investment

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Another rendering of the proposed Raiders stadium was presented on August 25, 2016. (Source: SNTIC.org) Another rendering of the proposed Raiders stadium was presented on August 25, 2016. (Source: SNTIC.org)
Entertainer Wayne Newton appears in this undated file photo. (Source: File/FOX5) Entertainer Wayne Newton appears in this undated file photo. (Source: File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A vote on an NFL stadium could take place Thursday.

The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee is slated to meet, and a vote could then be sent to state lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The current draft of the bill calls for $750 million in stadium funding to come from an increase in the hotel room tax. The rest would come from Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson and the Oakland Raiders.  

“I would have more apprehension if this was funded by sales tax or property tax. It’s not. It’s funded by a hotel room tax - 88 percent to fund our portion of it,” Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak said.  

On Wednesday, Las Vegas-based entertainer Wayne Newton threw his support behind the proposal, saying he’s interested in purchasing a portion of the team.

“It’s just something that I think is such as great thing for our town. Anything I can do to help it, I would be more than willing to step up to the plate,” Newton said. “The Raiders have always been a team that interested me and I thought had some tremendous talent, and to have a team like that come to our town is just a plus, plus, plus.”

Newton said he plans on speaking with Raiders owner Mark Davis and developers following Thursday’s meeting.

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