We’ve been getting good signs that the 2021 NFL season will be back to normal for a while. Yet on Tuesday, league commissioner Roger Goodell made a strong statement indicating that we’re near the goal line in terms of getting back to full normalcy on game days.
Goodell told reporters he expects full stadiums this season.
Roger Goodell said the plan is to welcome back fans in 2021. "We want to see every one of our fans back," Goodell said. "We expect to have full stadiums in the coming season."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2021
Isn’t that beautiful to hear?
Of course, there still needs to be progress made, but it is extremely optimistic that Goodell is comfortable making this type of comment five months before the season starts.
This would be tremendous news in this community, of course, as fans would finally be allowed to attend games at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after the Raiders played their home games in the wonderful, yet empty stadium in 2020.
Here’s hoping we all see each other in the news digs in the fall.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Confident Cable: Raiders’ offensive line coach Tom Cable told the Athletic he feels good about Andre James replacing Rodney Hudson at center.
- Business game: Andrew Brandt looks at the business side of this NFL offseason.
- More European games: The 17th game means the Raiders will play in either London or Germany in the next eight seasons.
- Gabe gets new deal: Former Raiders’ guard Gabe Jackson gets a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks, who just traded for him.