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Silver Minings: Fans will be at Allegiant Stadium this weekend

UNLV will play in front of small crowd

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It’s not a Garth Brooks concert or even a Raiders’ preseason game. And it’s definitely not a Week 2 home game against the New Orleans Saints, but finally, there will be fans at an Allegiant Stadium event.

On Saturday when UNLV hosts Nevada there will be about 2,000 fan at Allegiant Stadium, marking the first time there are spectators in the Raiders’ beautiful new home.

The Raiders decided in August that there won’t be any fans at home games in 2020 because of coronavirus concerns. Yet, under local guidelines, UNLV, who also use the stadium will play in front three percent capacity at the 65,000-seat stadium.

Tickets for the game are sold out and are a hot buy in Vegas. It’s not the Raiders or a major concert (Brooks was slated to open the house in August), but it’s something and surely, any Raiders fans will try to get their hands on UNLV tickets this season to get a glimpse of the future, which hopefully will include the Raiders playing in front of games at Allegiant Stadium in 2021.

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