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Updated: Venues, events, conventions requiring vaccination or negative COVID test

Updated September 15, 2021 - 12:25 pm

This is a updating list of entertainment venues, events and conventions requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for admission in the Las Vegas area:

Life is Beautiful

Will require guests to have proof of vaccination or a negative test for COVID, according to the organizer’s Twitter account. The downtown Las Vegas event is Sept. 17-19.

Las Vegas Raiders

Fans attending Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium this season will have to show proof of vaccination through the CLEAR app and Health Pass feature, and they will be allowed to enter the stadium without masks. The Raiders will also offer vaccinations on site at Allegiant Stadium before home games, allowing newly vaccinated fans to enter wearing a mask. Those with of the one of the two shots of Pfizer or Moderna will be allowed to enter, but must wear masks until fully inoculated, or two weeks after the second shot. Fans between the ages of 2 and 11 who are not eligible for the vaccine can attend games but must wear a mask.


The annual Global Gaming Expo, which runs from Oct. 4-7, will require attendees to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. All G2E speakers, attendees, exhibitors, media and staff must be able to prove they’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine, the American Gaming Association announced on Aug 31. The expo will also require face coverings.

CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association, sponsors of CES, announced a proof-of-vaccination policy on Aug. 17. The association is also is assessing the acceptance of proof of a positive antibody test as an alternative requirement. CTA is expecting more than 1,000 companies to participate in the 2022 show.


Effective Oct. 1, proof of COVID vaccination will be required for audience members and crew at AEG Presents owned and operated venues. In Las Vegas, this includes the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and the 2021 Day N Vegas festival. Acceptable documentation can be a physical copy of a COVID-19 vaccination record card, a digital copy of that card or any other proof as is permitted locally. No decision has been made on the vaccination policy for the Resorts World-owned, AEG-operated Theater at Resorts World, which opens Nov. 6 with Celine Dion.

Day N Vegas

Organizers say they will require all concertgoers or event staff to show proof they are either fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID within 72 hours of the show. The massive three-day hip-hop festival runs Nov. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Festival grounds.

Smith Center

President Myron Martin said proof of vaccinations or negative COVID tests will be required of anyone entering the center’s two venues — Reynolds Hall and Myron’s (formerly Myron’s Cabaret Jazz). Martin added that details about the policy would be provided, but the directive would be enforced when The Smith Center reopens, planned for Sept. 14.

Coachella /Stagecoach

The California music festivals are presented by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Presents. The company plans to have a nationwide policy in place on or before Oct. 1. Until then it will require a proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of admission.

Live Nation

As of Oct. 4, Live Nation is planning to require ticket-holders at its venues to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID, or prove they have tested negative for the virus. Live Nation’s policy applies to venues and events it owns or operates outright. House of Blues at Mandalay Bay and Brooklyn Bowl at Linq Promenade are the two that fall under the new model, according to the company.

NAB Show

The NAB show has been canceled, as of Sept. 15, 2021. The show was planned to run Oct. 9-13, 2021. The convention is scheduled to return April 23-27, 2022.

Not required

Allegiant Stadium (Non-Raiders games)

There is currently no proof of vaccination required to attend events other than Raiders games at Allegiant Stadium. Allegiant Stadium is requiring attendees of all other events to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. The stadium’s website, however, notes that the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium are currently evaluating any application of their vaccine policy to other events, adding that individual events held at venue may also implement heightened COVID-19 protocols.

UNLV Football

According to the university’s website, students, employees, and members of the public, regardless of vaccine status, are required to wear a face covering while inside any building or structure on any UNLV campus or property. This includes any university-hosted sporting and special events that take place indoors but are not on the UNLV campus, such as football games at Allegiant Stadium.

T-Mobile Arena

T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, has not announced plans to require proof of vaccination for entry. While AEG owns part of the arena the company said its mandate does not apply to that venue, and the decision to require vaccinations for entry to Golden Knights games would be left up to the team. The arena’s safety protocols require all attendees over 2 years of age to wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. The iHeartRadio music festival, Michael Buble concert and UFC 266 are among the upcoming events scheduled for T-Mobile Arena.

Las Vegas Ballpark

The home of the Las Vegas Aviators is not requiring proof of vaccination for entry. Fans at the ballpark are required to mask up when indoors, inside suites and shops, but can go maskless when outdoors. According the Aviators website, employees of Las Vegas Ballpark and the Las Vegas Aviators will not be wearing masks, as 100% of them are vaccinated, as a requirement of the company.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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