Raiders fans can now come to Allegiant Stadium for the clubbing and stay for the game!
Las Vegas, Nevada - For the upcoming 2021 NFL season, the Las Vegas Raiders will welcome back their faithful fans in a style fitting for Sin City.
When you think of going to an NFL game, thoughts of velvet ropes, VIP bottle service, or even a nearby DJ don't usually cross your mind. But they sure did in the Raiders' marketing department.
For fans who show up to see the legendary silver and black – and who can also afford to be at field level – a nightclub experience can be the perfect warm up for the game.
In partnership with the popular Vegas entertainment company Wynn Resorts, the Raiders have unveiled the new Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium. It's definitely a far cry from what fans experienced last season, which was nothing at all, due to Covid-related restrictions at many NFL sites, including Vegas.
Having a nightclub atmosphere going while 22 big, strong alpha males are pushing and slamming into each other isn't as outlandish as you might think. It happens at most nightclubs anyway. In fact, most players already look like bouncers.
The new club space will be located at the north end of the football field, behind one of the goalposts.
This is all very on-brand for the Raiders, since everything about the organization – from the ownership down to the fans – has always been far from normal.
The "fan experience" is nothing like it used to be
Having a wait staff bring you your concessions to your seats at an American sporting event seems to be a dying trend. And being spritzed with sweat while sitting courtside at an NBA game is so yesterday.
What's happening in Vegas isn't the first time an NFL stadium thought outside the box in terms of providing an unforgettable fan experience. TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Jaguars play their home games, has pool – yes, swimming pools – available for fans with deep pockets who want to cool off during the football game.
It's even been done in the MLB where you can sit in a pool or jacuzzi and catch a home run at an Arizona Diamondbacks game.
There's no word yet on the cover charge for the Raiders' club but since it's Las Vegas, you'll hopefully have enough leftover from everything you'll lose at any casino down the strip.
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