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FAA gives clearance for new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

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Aerial view of the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, with the Las Vegas Boulevard, the “Strip” in the background, on June 10, 2011. The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to, but outside the city limits of Las Vegas proper. Many of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Nineteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Due to the proximity to McCarron International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration needed to give approval for the Raiders new stadium site in Las Vegas.

According to the Associated Press, the FAA determined the proposed site would not be a hazard for incoming or outgoing aircraft. The agency announced it’s decision on Tuesday.

The Raiders purchased 62 acres of land in May just west of I-15 and the Mandalay Bay Casino and Bali Hai Golf Course.

The Raiders hope to be able to move into the new stadium for the 2020 season. The clearance by the FAA allows Las Vegas to begin the next stage of the process toward beginning construction on the site.