The Las Vegas Raiders have informed season ticket holders that there will be no fans in attendance at their home games in Allegiant Stadium this year. In an email sent to PSL holders, the following message was sent:
There is nothing more important to the Raider Organization than the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, stadium workers, and fans. After intensive consultation with healthcare officials and state and community leaders, we have made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance. This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all.
This decision also ensures fairness to you, our PSL holders, given the challenges and potential inequities associated with determining who can and cannot attend specific games if the stadium were to operate at a reduced capacity. While the current situation is not how any of us envisioned celebrating the opening of Allegiant Stadium, when circumstances permit we look forward to sharing an unparalleled GameDay Experience in the Magnificent Stadium you helped build.
#Raiders have informed fans that they will be playing the inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans. Now official.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 3, 2020
Raiders owner Mark Davis has said multiple times that it is either “all or nothing” with regards to fans, and this is the “nothing” option that was expected. He has also said he won’t be attending games this season if fans cannot attend.