The Las Vegas Raiders’ road to the 2021 NFL season begins nine weeks from today.
The Raiders are one of 29 teams to report to training camp on Tuesday, July 27. That means the full team of veterans and rookies will start full training camp practices at the team’s Henderson, Nevada. training facility soon after.
For the first time, the NFL will have a unified start to training camp, with 29 teams set to report Tuesday, July 27 -- 47 days before the Sunday of Week 1, as allowed by the CBA -- and plans for league-wide practices and fan events Saturday, July 31.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 25, 2021
Midsummer Madness, anyone?
Perhaps July 31 will be the first fan event in Henderson?
The NFL, I’m told, is making a big push for all teams to have fan events on Saturday July 31 https://t.co/XCRbAMosCN— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) May 25, 2021
The Raiders have not announced their plan for fans this summer. Their training camps in Napa, California, were closed but the team often had events for season ticket holders over the summer before the pandemic. I could see a similar plan being implemented in Nevada this summer.
It has been expected for months that fans will be able to attend games at Allegiant Stadium this season at full capacity. The league announced on Tuesday that all but the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have received local clearance to do so, but there’s hope in those cities as well.
Neither Allegiant Stadium nor the Raiders haven’t made formal announcements about this season because plans are still being formalized, but expect official word soon.
Rules on masking and vaccinations will be dictated by teams in concert with state and local guidelines, not by the NFL. But with 100% capacity expected at all stadiums, covered seats and pods will be gone. The league continues to encourage everyone to get vaccinated.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 25, 2021
All systems appear to be go for fans to see the Raiders live this season, starting at training camp nine weeks from now.