Leave it to the Las Vegas Raiders to change the game.
According to NBC Los Angeles, the Raiders will require fans who attend home games at Allegiant Stadium to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Furthermore, if fans show up unvaccinated, they can still attend — pending they receive a shot onsite before the game. Such fans will also be required to wear masks until two weeks after their second shot.
NBC News says that the team statement did not provide for a policy for fans who weren’t old enough to get vaccinated.
“Health and safety has always been our number one priority,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said. “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 move comes after Nevada governor Steve Sisolak stated that attendees of football games or concerts would not have to wear masks if they were vaccinated.
The Raiders’ first regular season home game is Sept. 13 in a Monday Night Football doubleheader against the Baltimore Ravens.