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Silver Minings: Prices dropping for Raiders opening game vs the Ravens

Prices are still high for the Monday Night Football matchup

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The good news is prices are starting to drop for the Las Vegas Raiders’ first regular season game with fans at Allegiant Stadium on Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

Yes.

But the bad news is the price tags are still super high.

Ugh.

As of Tuesday, the cheapest tickets for the game via StubHub are $345. It’s silly high for a ticket that is premium, but the prices have shrunk some.

Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal makes an interesting point in the above tweet. Part of the reason for the drop in ticket prices could be simply because the game is approaching. But perhaps the Raiders’ recent decision to only allow vaccinated fans into the stadium is playing a role in the price reduction because it eliminates a segment of the buying public.

Fans can get vaccinated on the day of the game at Allegiant Stadium and then they must wear masks. Fully vaccinated fans will not have to wear masks during games. Children under the age of 12 can attend games, but must wear masks.

I would think, regardless of the vaccination effect, prices will remain high for games in Las Vegas this season. But perhaps this is a good sign that the prices on the secondary ticket market will drop at least a small amount as the season progresses.

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