Raiders Will Require Fans to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Attend Games

Adam WellsAugust 17, 2021

People cheer during a ribbon cutting at Allegiant Stadium before an NFL preseason football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)
AP Photo/Steve Marcus

Fans planning to attend Las Vegas Raiders home games must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the stadium.

Per an official statement from Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders are requiring all fans to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature.

"Health and safety has always been our number one priority," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in the statement. "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."

The Raiders' decision came in the wake of Nevada governor Steve Sisolak announcing a new directive that permits fully vaccinated individuals at some events with large gatherings to attend without wearing a mask.

"We're giving our private sector partners the choices and flexibility to lead in this area," Sisolak said. "I'm so proud of the many who have already begun leading."

The Raiders previously announced that full-time office employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The team is also offering unvaccinated fans the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 shot at the stadium before games.

This will be the first season that the Raiders play home games at Allegiant Stadium in front of fans. The stadium opened in time for the start of the 2020 regular season, but fans weren't permitted to attend because of the pandemic.

The policy will go into effect for the Raiders' Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13.