The Las Vegas Raiders informed season-ticket holders that they will play the 2020 NFL season in an empty Allegiant Stadium in an attempt to ensure fan safety.
Not a surprise: The New York Giants and Jets have both warned season-ticket holders that MetLife Stadium not host fans at the beginning of the 2020 NFL season, and teams like the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens have warned season-ticket holders to expect smaller crowds and downsized offerings during the 2020 NFL season. The move by the Raiders is keeping in line with what’s happening in the NFL, and look for other teams to make the same decision for their seasons.
Here’s the message from the team:
“There is nothing more important to the Raider Organization than the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, stadium workers and fans. After intensive consultation with healthcare officials and state and community leaders, We Have Made The Difficult Decision To Play The Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Inaugural Season At Allegiant Stadium Without Fans In Attendance. This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all. This decision also ensures fairness to you, our PSL holders, given the challenges and potential inequities associated with determining who can and cannot attend specific games if the stadium were to operate at a reduced capacity. While the current situation is not how any of us envisioned celebrating the opening of Allegiant Stadium, when circumstances permit we look forward to sharing an unparalleled game day experience in the magnificent stadium you helped build.”
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