This Friday was supposed be exactly a week before the Raiders’ first preseason game in their new Allegiant Stadium.
But that milestone in Las Vegas Raiders’ history was erased when the NFL canceled the entire preseason because of the coronavirus pandemic several weeks ago.
Now, though, Friday will represent a legitimate historical day for the Las Vegas Raiders. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that the team will hold a practice at Allegiant Stadium, marking the first live event in stadium history. Country music star Garth Brooks was scheduled to open the stadium on Saturday, but it was postponed to February 2021.
A Friday morning training camp practice is among the candidates for being the least exciting ways to christen a great, new stadium but we’ll take what we can get these days.
So, the fact that the Raiders will be roaming the field at Allegiant soon is pretty exciting.
I’d expect the Raiders to practice there a few more times before Sept. 21 when they host the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Of course, the Raiders have already announced no fans will attend games at Allegiant Stadium this season.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Tackle breaker: PFF points out that Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs is the league leader in breaking tackles.
- Carr’s confidence: Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr talked to Sirius XM NFL Radio about the team’s offensive potential in 2020/.
- Good start: The Athletic looks at a hot training camp start by the Raiders’