Raiders have made no decision on seating capacity at new Las Vegas stadium

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While many NFL teams have already canceled season tickets for 2020 and told fans to expect dramatically reduced seating capacity, the Raiders are biding their time in the hopes that they can get as many fans as possible into their new Las Vegas Stadium.

A Raiders official told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that no decisions are being made yet for how many fans can attend games at Allegiant Stadium this season.

The Raiders made the move to Las Vegas because they expect it to be a much more lucrative market than Oakland, and they sold $478 million in personal seating licenses for Allegiant Stadium. Then tickets for the 2020 season sold out quickly, and many of them have already been resold on the secondary market. The Raiders want to avoid having to pay massive refunds.

When the NFL’s owners voted 31-1 to block off the first eight rows at stadiums this season so that fans and players couldn’t spread COVID-19 to each other, Raiders owner Mark Davis cast the lone no vote.

Despite the pandemic, Allegiant Stadium is still planning to go forward with a Garth Brooks concert on August 22 for which 65,000 tickets have been sold. That will be the first event at the new stadium, and the Raiders’ first home game is on September 21. The Raiders are still hoping for plenty of fans at that game.

15 responses to “Raiders have made no decision on seating capacity at new Las Vegas stadium

  1. How many teams have? It’s too early to know anything, do his Steelers know?

  2. My guess is that there will be no NFL games played this season, so whether fans are allowed in the stadiums won’t matter. There will be so many players testing positive for Covid in training camp that the plug will be pulled on the entire season before it even starts.

  3. Realistically the answer should be 0.

    If its such a logistical nightmare to get players and coaches to game day it should be clear adding fans is absurd and just risks prolonging this.

  4. Open it all up. Just remove the seats for the first 8 rows, block it off, but don’t enforce. And it’s standing room only.

  5. So I hear 79 players have tested positive so far…..weird, I didn’t hear that all 79 died….Fauci the magnificent has said many times “ cases equal deaths, no one can recover from this”….. doesn’t seem to be true does it mr. know it all never made a mistake in my life Fauci ?

  6. Who cares, the Raiders aren’t going to be good enough to beat anyone in their division for another 10-15 years.

  7. So I hear 79 players have tested positive so far…..weird, I didn’t hear that all 79 died….Fauci the magnificent has said many times “ cases equal deaths, no one can recover from this”….. doesn’t seem to be true does it mr. know it all never made a mistake in my life Fauci ?

    Absolutely nothing in your post is in any way true, and you should brush up on your 1st grade grammar.

  8. In their infinite wisdom, I can see the NFL play the first two weeks of the season before shutting down. Kinda like the 1987 players strike.

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