Allegiant Stadium: Raiders fans scooping up parking spots

Allegiant Stadium parking
The view of Allegiant Stadium from Hacienda and Polaris Ave (Lucas Peltier/Vegas Sports Daily)

There are 65,000 seats at Allegiant Stadium, and the Raiders have been able to secure 35,000 parking spots within a mile of the stadium.

That lack of inventory has led to a robust sale of parking passes for Raider Nation. The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday reported during the first weekend of availability that sales of parking passes for 2021 home games at Allegiant Stadium have been strong. The newspaper reported the lots on the Allegiant Stadium property have been sold out, along with some others nearby.

Raiders president Marc Badain told the newspaper, “We still have some on the west side and what we’ve referred to as the co-op that have some spots available.”

Allegiant Stadium expected to be at full capacity in 2021

The team expects full capacity at Allegiant Stadium for the 2021 season after playing last season in front of no spectators due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Parking passes will cost between $40 and $100 per game. Besides those wishing to drive to the game and possibly tailgate, the team expects many will utilize ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft or take bus service. Others, primarily tourists visiting Las Vegas for the games, will walk as the stadium is in close proximity to the resort corridor on the Las Vegas Strip.

The team believes a third of the fans in Allegiant Stadium will walk from The Strip across the bridge at Hacienda Avenue. The team said the bridge will be closed to traffic on game days and during other stadium events.

Besides the lots owned by the team, there are others that the Raiders have contracted for use during game days. That includes a large detention basin on Tropicana Avenue that the team is leasing from the county.

Allegiant Stadium parking capacity was never really an issue

Parking was thought to be a big issue at Allegiant Stadium at the beginning of the process. Clark County regulations said the Raiders would need 16,250 parking spaces for the facility’s 65,000 spectators. But the team was never really concerned about being able to cobble together enough parking

The Review-Journal said there is still construction work going on at this lot, even though the first big event at the stadium, a concert by Illenium, is scheduled July 3.