The Las Vegas Raiders declared Monday night that they will require evidence of vaccination for all participants of home games at Allegiant Stadium this season.
The policy will go into effect for the team’s next game in Las Vegas, the Raiders’ regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13.
By requiring all fans demonstrate they’ve been vaccinated, fans in participation at the games won’t need to wear masks inside the stadium.
“Health and safety has always been our number one priority,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “After consultation with Governor (Steve) Sisolak and other community leaders, this policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated fans for the entire season.”
The team is likewise offering to give vaccinations to fans wishing to go to games. They will have vaccines accessible before games with fans that decide to start their vaccine regimen then ready to go to the game while wearing masks until they’ve finished their vaccination.
The Raiders are the first team in the NFL to required evidence of vaccination to go to games this season.
Through Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Davis season-ticket holders who are not vaccinated can either get refunded for their tickets in totality or turn their costs over to the future while holding their tickets beyond this season.