LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV Athletics’ plan to allow a limited number of fans at its home football games at Allegiant Stadium this season was approved by the Southern Nevada Health District as well as the state of Nevada’s department of Business & Industry, the athletics department announced Friday.
Although the Governor’s directive for gatherings at stadiums does allow for up to 10% capacity, to comply with restrictions requiring independent section zones of 250 people or less, separated by at least 25 feet that operate and function separately without attendees leaving their zones, UNLV is limited to 3% of capacity which equates to 2,000 patrons. UNLV’s home-opener for the 2020 season is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Allegiant Stadium.
Game attendees must be screened upon entry, be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distance, and follow other health and safety protocols. The approval is for UNLV’s first two games at Allegiant Stadium. Plans for games that occur after Nov. 14 must be resubmitted.
“We appreciate the work of the Southern Nevada Health District and the state of Nevada throughout this process,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have been in constant communication with both entities as well as with Allegiant Stadium to interpret the guidelines with respect to specific facility capabilities. The health and safety of everyone involved, both on the field and in the stands, is our primary concern, and although attendance will be limited, we can’t wait to get our season started and look forward to next Saturday’s historic home-opener in Allegiant Stadium.
Approval Announced For Limited Number Of Fans At @unlvfootball at @AllegiantStadm— UNLV Athletics (@UNLVathletics) October 23, 2020
SNHD & state of Nevada's department of Business & Industry approved plan at 3% of stadium's capacity starting with football home-opener on Oct. 31
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“Our student-athletes, coaches and staff have worked tirelessly to prepare for the season and I want to remind everyone to continue to promote personal responsibility and to follow all important safety protocols, including the wearing of masks.”
A limited number of single-game tickets will be available for purchase to Rebel Athletic Fund members who are current football season ticket holders, with priority point order determining selections. Details on the priority point system may be found by clicking here. Purchasing opportunities for UNLV football season tickets holders for the UNR game will begin Oct. 27. Fan loyalty will also be rewarded as the 10 longest tenured season ticket holders will have access to games this season.
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Ticket pricing starts at $110 for the UNR game on Oct. 31 and the Boise State game on December 4, and $88 for Fresno State on Nov. 7 and Wyoming on Nov. 27. Parking will be assigned to eligible RAF donors based off zone seating location.
Season ticket holders who have purchased football tickets for the 2020 season have three options: 1) defer the funds towards 2021 season tickets; 2) donate the funds to the Rebel Athletic Fund; or 3) receive a refund. The first two options will allow season ticket holders the opportunity to keep their same seats in 2021.
Premium customers, including those in Suites and VVIP areas, will remain season ticket holders for 2020 and will not be required to purchase tickets on a single-game basis.