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Want to attend a Raiders game? Be prepared to empty your wallet

Updated May 12, 2021 - 5:50 pm

If you’re planning on attending a Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium and are not a season ticket-holder, expect to shell out a ton of cash to do so.

With the Raiders selling out every personal seat license to Allegiant Stadium well ahead of the 2020 season that eventually went fanless, the only way fans can get their hands on what is looking like the hottest ticket in Las Vegas is through a ticket resale site.

Following the 2021 NFL Week 1 schedule release Wednesday, tickets to what is expected to be the first regular season game with fans in attendance at the $2 billion stadium began to trickle out on the secondary ticket market.

TickPick took to Twitter early Wednesday following the Week 1 schedule release and revealed that a ticket to the Raiders’ Monday Night Football matchup with the Baltimore Ravens was priced at $796. The Miami Dolphins-New England Patriots game was the second-highest listed price at $403.

TickPick Vice President of Operations Jack Slingland said Raiders tickets are the most in demand in the NFL.

“It comes as no surprise that the Las Vegas Raiders have the most expensive get-in price for Week 1 of the NFL season,” Slingland said. “It’s the first NFL game in which fans can attend for the city’s first NFL franchise — and in a brand new stadium. This could end up being the most expensive season opener we’ve ever seen. Week 1 prices are just a preview of what’s to come this season.

“The Raiders are now the hottest ticket in the NFL.”

There are several companies in the resell market, with StubHub being the most notable, but the Raiders and NFL recommended using their NFL Ticket Exchange through Ticketmaster.

Shortly after the full Raiders schedule was released Wednesday evening, the cheapest ticket listed on StubHub for the Raiders-Ravens game was listed at $747.50, when searching for two tickets. Those seats were in section 411, located on the upper sideline. A regular priced ticket in section 411 cost season ticket-holders $120.

Outside of Week 1 the next highest priced Raiders game on StubHub was Week 10 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The cheapest ticket available at $543.95, followed by Week 5 versus the Chicago Bears, with the cheapest listed ticket at $442.51, and Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles at $352.

The most expensive ticket listed on StubHub was for a pair of club seats in section 137, Row 1, offered at $8,800 apiece.

Although an official announcement on the Raiders hosting fans and at what percentage of capacity has not been made, team president Marc Badain said they’re hoping for the best.

“We’re optimistic like everyone is,” Badain said ahead of the NFL draft. “Some municipalities have come out and said we’re going to be 100 percent full, some have said we’re going to wait and see. We’ve been direct communication with the authorities here (Clark County) and we’ll follow their guidance, but we’re hopeful that we’ll have a full house in September.”

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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