Raiders, UNLV differ on fans in stands after latest Gov. Sisolak announcement

Allegiant Stadium is located next to the Las Vegas Strip
Posted at 5:31 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 20:31:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With Tuesday's announcement by Gov. Steve Sisolak that permits large gatherings at venues like Allegiant Stadium, sports fans may wonder when they can expect to watch games at the brand new stadium.

UNLV football followers may be in luck ... but Las Vegas Raiders fans will have to wait a bit longer.

UNLV officials put out a statement shortly after the Governor's announcement that it has "Developed a plan to allow for a limited number of fans to attend its home football games this fall at Allegiant Stadium.

"If the plan is approved, seating capacity will be limited to 10 percent of the stadium's capacity. Tickets would be sold on a game-by-game basis. If fans are permitted to attend games, all will be required to wear masks and to maintain social distance, as well as follow other health and safety protocols."

This remains in contrast to the building's main tenants: the NFL's Raiders.

Team owner Mark Davis told The Athletic this past July that "It’s all or none for me. Either all the fans are going to be in there or none.”

“I can’t tell one fan that they can’t go to the inaugural opening game in a stadium that they helped to build through their (personal seat licenses). I won’t tell them that they can’t go but the rest of these guys can … and oh, by the way, don’t worry about it because we’ll be able to advertise on your seats.”

Allegiant Stadium holds 65,000 fans.