Fans for UNLV-UNR game at Allegiant Stadium


UNLV at Allegiant with limited number of fans Image: UNLV

Up to 2,000 fans will be permitted for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)’s fixture against University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), at Allegiant Stadium in Nevada (US) on October 31st – less than the 6,500 fans the varsity was hoping for.

UNLV is limited to 3 percent of capacity in the splendid 65,000-seat domed Allegiant Stadium for the 2020 home-opener that will feature the first football fans to see a game inside the palatial and spiffy venue that cost a bomb – a $2 billion project, including $750 million in public dollars. The National Football League (NFL) team Las Vegas Raiders are not hosting any fans at their home games in Allegiant Stadium.

UNLV is working with Allegiant Stadium on costs to stage a game at the new venue. Those costs are not finalized, according to UNLV Athletics.

The 2,000 fans that will be let in into Allegiant Stadium for the UNLV vs. UNR game set for October 31st will have to follow strict COVID-19 protocols – they will be screened upon entry and face coverings and maintaining social distance are a must- must. The State’s nod for permitting fans at UNLV football games are for only the first two games at Allegiant Stadium. Plans for UNLV football games after November 14th must be resubmitted to the concerned authorities.

Commented UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois, “We appreciate the work of the Southern Nevada Health District and the State of Nevada throughout this process. We have been in constant communication with both entities as well as with Allegiant Stadium to interpret the guidelines with respect to specific facility capabilities. The health and safety of everyone involved, both on the field and in the stands, is our primary concern, and although attendance will be limited, we can’t wait to get our season started and look forward to next Saturday’s historic home-opener in Allegiant Stadium. Our student-athletes, coaches and staff have worked tirelessly to prepare for the season and I want to remind everyone to continue to promote personal responsibility and to follow all important safety protocols, including the wearing of masks.”

A limited number of single-game tickets will be available for Rebel Athletic Fund members who are current season ticket holders. Ticket prices start at $110 for the UNLV vs. UNR game on October 31st and the UNLV vs. Boise State (a public research university in Boise, Idaho) game on December 4th and $88 for the games against Fresno State (public university in Fresno, California) on November 7th and Wyoming (in Western United States) on November 27th.

Season ticket holders who bought tickets for the 2020 season can defer the funds to 2021 season tickets, donate the funds to the Rebel Athletic Fund or receive a refund. The first two options allow season ticket holders to keep their same seats for 2021.

The Rebel Athletic Fund is the fundraising arm of UNLV Athletics and assists student-athletes as they strive for excellence academically and athletically.

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