The Las Vegas Raiders have become the 2nd NFL team after the New Orleans Saints in requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for fans to attend games. The move comes after the team opted to ban fans from attending any game last season due to COVID 19 protocols.
In their 2nd season in Las Vegas, fans have yet to attend a regular season game with their two NFL teams, now they won’t be allowed in the stadium with getting “vaccinated”. The Raiders announced their new policy for Allegiant Stadium on Monday at midnight. The team will require all attendees to show proof of vaccination via the CLEAR Health Pass and mobile app, which it says will allow fans to attend games without wearing a mask.
Unvaccinated fans will also be offered vaccinations on site, but will still be required to wear a mask during the game.
The Raiders’ rules differs from what the Saints announced last week. At the Superdome, fans will be allowed to enter if they have proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test from the past 72 hours. All fans will also be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
The increased push for vaccine passport comes directly from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak who says that large events can remove mask mandates only if the fans are 100% vaccinated.