No fans allowed for Saints-Raiders Week 2 road game

Ruben Hill
August 5, 2020

Nevada taxes paid $750 million toward the stadium, which cost an estimated $2 billion.

Season ticket holders who wish to receive a refund will be allowed to do so.

The Vikings were left with a enormous hole in the middle of their defense when new nose tackle Michael Pierce, the biggest (and one of the only) free agency acquisition of this cap strapped off-season, opted-out of the 2020 season because of his concerns about his asthma and the potential that he will contract COVID by playing.

The move from Oakland for the Las Vegas Raiders was supposed to be a financial boon, with 2020 set to serve as the inaugural season in which rabid Vegas fans could pack into Allegiant Stadium for the first time as the state had its first taste of National Football League action.

The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds although that may not be possible at all venues. I am sure it was a tough decision for the organization because they have a brand new stadium called Allegiant Stadium that was just completed and made ready for the 2020 season. Every team in any sport that changes cities, with the rare exception like the Los Angeles Chargers, experiences a rush of interest and excitement from their new market.

No matter what happens on the field, the Raiders' first season in Las Vegas will be one to remember. The new stadium, across the freeway from the Las Vegas Strip, looks phenomenal.

The Raiders had their eyes set on their move to Las Vegas for years. For now, they'll have to do it from their homes.

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