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Should Raiders be worried about lack of home field advantage in Las Vegas?

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NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last Thursday the Las Vegas Golden Knights geared up for a Game 5 elimination game against the Washington Capitals in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals.

All the marbles were on the line, yet the Golden Knights seemed to lack a true home field advantage. Each time the Capitals scored a goal, there was a roar throughout the arena, not a gasp and utter silence.

Once the Washington celebrations began, seas of red emerged in front of the glass making it appear as if it was a neutral site game. Look in the background of this interview. There is way too much red.

Even the Las Vegas Review Journal gave the fans equal billing with the headline “Knights, Capitals fans pack T-Mobile Arena for Game 5 — PHOTOS.” Not a good headline for the home team when it is a do or die game.

What if that were the Oakland Raiders playing an AFC Championship game and the headline read ‘Raiders, Patriots fans pack the Coliseum’?

There was also this tweet from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski.

Hopefully the Golden Knights just don’t have many die-hard fans since the team has been around for just one season and that is the reason for the many Capital fans in attendance. But even for the Raiders, it can’t be expected that the Raider faithful from the Bay Area will make the trip consistently as well.

We won’t know the correct answer for at least a few more seasons. But Raider Nation, vote in the poll below and let us know if we should be worried about home-field advantage once the organization moves out of the Bay Area.


Should the Raiders be worried about lack of home field advantage in Las Vegas?

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