Raiders looking at playing 2020 to empty stadium

With the coronavirus still spreading across the US and the NFLPA naming as Vegas as one of the hotspots, Raiders owner Mark Davis is expecting games to be played to an empty Allegiant stadium.

With the NFL already reducing preseason to just two games, and with players expressing more concern about their safety, and the protocols in place to protect them, the chances of a 2020 season seem at their lowest ebb yet.

Raiders owner won’t choose between fans

Speaking to ESPN Raiders owner Mark Davis said, “No one fan is more important to me than another, no matter if they paid for a $75,000 PSL or a $500 PSL. “They’re all Raider fans to me. My mindset today is no fans [should attend games].

Raiders new home looks likely to have no crowds in 2020
Raiders new home looks likely to have no crowds in 2020

“I don’t even know if it’s safe to play. ‘Uncertainty’ is the word. Everything is up in the air with the [COVID-19] virus and how it will affect our league and season.”

The news will come as a blow to Raiders fans who were holding out hope that they might be one of the chosen few who got to see some live football in the 2020 season. However, it now seems more likely than ever than this season will be one unlike any other.

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