Raiders not among teams set to reduce stadium capacity
Teams around the NFL are beginning to unveil their plans for fans to attend their games during the 2020 season. While most teams are prepared to reduce or avoid having fans attend games, the Las Vegas Raiders are not among the teams that are set to reduce their stadium capacity.
Plenty of teams have notified their fans and season ticket holders of their plans for the upcoming season. For the most part, teams are limiting the number of fans that are able to attend. At the same time, a team like the Philadelphia Eagles are planning as if they’ll have no fans in attendance.
On the other hand, teams are informing their season ticket holders that they can postpone their tickets until 2021. The Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots are among the teams that have taken this route. However, the Raiders haven’t made any decisions on what they’ll be doing for the upcoming season.
Earlier this offseason, the NFL owners voted on tarping off the first eight rows at stadiums to make up for some of the lost revenue due to COVID-19.
The final vote ended up being a tally of 31-1 — with Mark Davis being the lone owner to vote against it. Davis exclaimed that he couldn’t imagine turning away fans that expected to attend a game.
Of course, with Las Vegas set to open Allegiant Stadium, they would prefer to open it to full capacity. But with Las Vegas being a hot spot for COVID-19, the Raiders may not have a choice on whether or not they can field a full stadium in 2020.