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Raiders’ new stadium closed to fans for 2020

Photo of Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team (AP Photo/John Locher)
Photo of Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team (AP Photo/John Locher)(John Locher | AP)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:22 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans.

Officials last week declared “substantial completion” of 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the Raiders.

Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.

The Raiders relocated from Oakland, California, after last season.

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