PHOTO: UNLV is thinking big with plans for new stadium

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
With a video screen like that, who needs the field?. (UNLV Now)

Considering UNLV has won a grand total of 30 football games in the last 10 seasons it's easy to make the claim it is not a big-time college football program. Only once in those 10 seasons did the Rebels even manage to finish 6-6. But just because UNLV isn't a big-time program doesn't mean it can't have a big-time football stadium.

UNLV officials revealed plans for a new 60,000-seat stadium on Friday -- UNLV's average attendance in seven home games this season was 15,208 -- and it's a doozy. The stadium would include a 100-yard-long video screen.

"This project is a game changer for UNLV and Las Vegas," said Don Snyder, who is in charge of the stadium project dubbed UNLV Now. "It's an important and significant project for the state as well. It's the next big thing."

Obviously, if built, the stadium projected to cost $800 million to build will be used for more than hosting UNLV home games. Much like Cowboys Stadium the goal would be to host other football games, including a possible Mountain West Conference Championship Game should the conference expand to 12 teams. It's also possible a new bowl game will be held at the stadium.

Here are more concept images of the stadium:

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