Las Vegas Raiders Will Require Proof Of Vaccination For Home Games

The Las Vegas Raiders will require proof of vaccination against the coronavirus for all home games via CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature. The new policy will allow fans to attend games without wearing a mask.

The policy will take effect for the first regular season home game, September 13 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

The Raiders are the first team in the National Football League to announce a vaccine/no mask policy.

The Raiders implemented the change in accord with a new Emergency Directive from Governor Sisolak regarding large events.

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Under the governor’s new directive, venues with 4,000 seats or more that require fans to be at least partially vaccinated can drop the mask mandate for those who are fully vaccinated. Those who are partially vaccinated would still be required to wear a mask.

“It’s not a mandate, it’s not a requirement, it’s not rolling anything back,” Sisolak said at a late afternoon news conference at the Sawyer Building in downtown Las Vegas. “We’re trying to open up our economy more, and getting more people working.”

“Health and safety has always been our number one priority,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis. “After consultation with Governor 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,” Davis explained.

The Raiders will offer the opportunity for fans to receive vaccinations on site at Allegiant Stadium prior to Raiders home games, permitting newly vaccinated fans to enter wearing a mask.

In May, the Raiders announced a policy requiring all full-time employees on the business and football staffs of the organization to be vaccinated. Stadium management company ASM and stadium concessionaire Levy also have implemented mandatory vaccinations for all full-time staff at Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders will hold a press conference at 12:00 noon on August 17th at Allegiant Stadium to announce details of the program and introduce CLEAR representatives who will discuss the verification process.

This is the Raiders second season in Las Vegas but its first with fans in the stands at the new Allegiant Stadium.