Fans of the Las Vegas Raiders will be given the chance to experience Allegiant Stadium for the first time after the NFL team revealed plans for a new guided tour of the 65,000-seat venue.
Allegiant Stadium opened in September last year but Raiders fans have been unable to attend games due to ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Raiders are now offering personal seat license-holders priority access to a new behind-the-scenes tour of the venue. The tour will be led by expert hosts and will take fans through exclusive areas such as private suites and clubs, the broadcast booth, press conference room and locker rooms.
Guests will also get an up-close look at the Al Davis Memorial Torch and be given the chance to step on to the field at the stadium. Fans can also upgrade their experience to a ‘drink with a view package’ incorporating the Coors Light Landing space around the torch.
Regular tours will cost $59 (£42/€48), with the upgraded tour to cost $80. PSL holders will be given 20% off.
PSL holders will not be able to view their seats during the tours, which will follow a predetermined route that is timed to maximise the experience of all guests. Events allowing fans to see their individual seats will be scheduled when regulations permit larger gatherings.
Photography will be permitted on the tour except in areas explicitly forbidden by the tour host. Videography and other recordings will not be allowed at any time while on the tour, which will last around 75 minutes.
The Raiders announced in August that Allegiant Stadium would be closed to Raiders fans for the entire 2020 season due to COVID-19. The decision was made to ensure fairness to PSL holders given the challenges that would come with determining who could and could not attend games if the stadium operated at a reduced capacity.
The Raiders opened the stadium on September 21 with a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints.
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