The Las Vegas Raiders are set to usher in a new era at Allegiant Stadium for the 2020 NFL season. It appears fans are willing to pay big money in order to be a part of it.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the fate of the 2020 campaign amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic, this has not prevented ticket prices from soaring on secondary markets:
“In fact, demand is skyrocketing for the Las Vegas Raiders in their new home, with the average ticket price on the secondary market at $1,098, up 527 percent.”
Although ticket prices have shot up for essentially every team around the league, it is clear that the Raiders have generated plenty of hype with their new stadium and the notable additions they made in the offseason.
The NFL recently released its schedule for the upcoming season. However, they have yet to guarantee that the games will actually be played. Fortunately, it seems this has not had much of an impact on fans' willingness to take precautions by getting their hands on tickets now.
The league had initially made preparations to get Las Vegas accustomed to their new team by having them host the 2020 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the restrictions placed in response to COVID-19 spurred the first ever virtual draft.
While Sin City may have missed out on the opportunity to get its first taste of the NFL, they can expect the support to still be there when it all blows over.