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The schedule was released last week and we officially know that the Raiders will have 4 prime time games at home next year. We also learned, as expected, that Raiders tickets are the hottest in the NFL.
While that’s great for the Raiders, Vegas, and the NFL it wasn’t so great for true blue fans. Vegas Raiders tickets were sold out through season ticket sales, so the only tickets to be had are through the secondary markets. And after the release, the prices were not pretty.
Lower level seats to the opening game against the Saints landed at over $2,000 on average. The Buccaneers game started at $500 and went up to over $800 for lower level seats. The lowest tickets were in the $300-400 range for any game.
Now that the rush is over and we have a bit of distance, lets take a look where ticket prices are trending for Raiders home games. Ticket prices current as of Tuesday, May 12th.
For a good value, we like Bills and Colts tickets, but you can’t go wrong with any of the prime time games. And the Chargers on TNF is the cheapest way to see the team in prime time. And the Dolphins game (12/27) kicking off your NYE week in Vegas sounds like a winner.
Week 2: Monday Night Football vs Saint
Overall, tickets to the opening of Allegiant Stadium on Monday Night Football started high and will likely remain high. This will be one of the most electric games of the year and the weather will be perfect for getting some sun or taking in the sites over a long weekend.
A family of 4 can get in the door for just over $2,400 including all fees via Stubhub and to sit in the middle of the field or lower levels, you’re looking at at least $4,500 – $6,000 and up. There’s something to be said about being at the first, but there’s more value to be had throughout the year.
Lowest Price: $608 in Section 347 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 435): $833 (5 Yard Line) – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 314): $1,551 – BUY
Endzone (Section 248): $1,180 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 123): $1,316 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $1,862 – BUY
All these prices are from StubHub and include all fees, so this is approximately what you’d pay right now. These prices have moved down slightly, but still remain the most premium on the schedule. Being that this is the opening game on a Monday Night versus a Hall of Famer, I don’t see getting an amazing deal.
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If you find an outlier, it might be worth to pounce. The only caviatte, as with everything right now, is this game could be moved, cancelled, or fans removed. There is some uncertainty, so waiting could get you cheaper tickets, but if I were a betting man, that’s not how I see this game in particular playing out.
Week 4: Sunday (10/4) vs Bills – 1:25 Kickoff
If you’re looking for a bargain AND great weather in Vegas, this might be as good as it gets. The other less expensive games will fall around the holidays when Vegas is nice, but early October is an ideal time to visit Vegas.
Lowest Price: $383 in Section 347 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 441): $426 (5 Yard Line) – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 336): $591 – BUY
Endzone (Section 247): $638 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 144): $633 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $2,123 – BUY
All these prices are from StubHub and include all fees, so this is approximately what you’d pay right now. This is a solid game against a good team, but should be winnable. It’s before the bye and a day game, so it makes traveling easier. Overall, this would be one of my top games to focus on if I was looking for a bargain.
Week 7: Sunday Night Football (10/25) vs Buccaneers
Another prime time game, another Hall of Fame quarterback, and another hit to the pocket book. The second prime time game in Vegas history won’t be quite as costly as the first, but this game just before Halloween might be the premier match-up of the non-division schedule.
What’s not to love? Tom Brady coming to town in a winable game after a bye! This was the match-up I had circled as the premier game after Brady signed and I think will have huge playoff ramifications.
Lowest Price: $532 in Section 421 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 432): $626 (5 Yard Line) – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 339): $886 – BUY
Endzone (Section 248): $995 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 144): $802 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $1,966 – BUY
All these prices are from StubHub and include all fees, so this is approximately what you’d pay right now. Sunday Night games in Vegas sounds epic and adding in the Brady and Gronk factor this is a game I don’t want to miss. If you can only get to one non-division game, this would be the pick.
Week 10: Sunday (11/15) vs Denver Broncos at 1:05PM
Division games are always a great experience and the Broncos and Raiders is one of the classic match-ups in the NFL today. For a division game, the prices are on the lower end of the Raiders home game spectrum. Vegas is still nice in mid-November and this would be a great get-away before the holidays.
Lowest Price: $409 in Section 441 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 441): $409 (5 Yard Line) – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 315): $650 – BUY
Endzone (Section 226): $621 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 123): $621 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $1,638 – BUY
All these prices are from StubHub and include all fees, so this is approximately what you’d pay right now. You can’t go wrong with Broncos tickets and good seats can be had for less than many other games this year.
Week 11: Sunday Night Football (11/22) vs Chiefs
Prime Time, division game against the defending Super Bowl Champions. It doesn’t need any hype. By week 11, the Raiders will have played 2 hall of fame quarterbacks in prime time, but this will be different, because this is against the hated Chiefs! If you can only go to one, this is the game.
Lowest Price: $404 in Section 421 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 413): $562 – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 315): $567 – BUY
Endzone (Section 226): $886 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 123): $898 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $2,357 – BUY
The Chiefs game will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving, so the timing could be keeping these prices from going crazy. They are still not for the faint of heart, but there are definitely deals to be had.
One thing to consider if deciding when to buy, if the season is delayed by COVID-19, this could be the first prime time game in Vegas. If something like that happens, the prices for these tickets could go crazy.
Either way, division game, on Sunday Night against the defending champs is a game that is too good to pass up!
Week 14: Sunday (12/13) vs Indianapolis Colts at 1:05
This is an underrated match-up and could be vitally important from a playoff perspective. The Colts look to be one of the more improved teams in the NFL and added the hated Phillip Rivers who may or may not have an arm still by week 14. Either way, this should be a fun December game with good ticket prices (relatively speaking).
Lowest Price: $297 in Section 421 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 443): $347 – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 345): $472 – BUY
Endzone (Section 247): $580 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 124): $617 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $1,311 – BUY
Overall, this is one of the best values of the year. This is a good match-up, potential playoff considerations, hated QB on the other side, and a great excuse to hit up Vegas in December.
Week 15 (12/17): Thursday Night Football vs LA Chargers
A division game against a beatable opponent a week before Christmas eve. This is a recipe for a great deal if you want it! We expect the Raiders to be in the playoff hunt till the end of the year and this could be a playoff-matchup in the first mid-week game in Vegas history. And this will be the first of many games to harass the young rookie QB for the Chargers.
If you’re looking for a long weekend, this lets you hit up Vegas before or after the game, so plenty of options abound. And best of all, this is one of the least expensive games, so there’s definitely a potential value play here.
Lowest Price: $344 in Section 439 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 439): $344 – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 313): $503 – BUY
Endzone (Section 201): $550 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 144): $567 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 132): $1,357 – BUY
Overall, if you can get past the holiday timing, the Thursday night game is a bargain compared to other featured games on the slate. And if you want to see a Raiders win, this is one of the best options in 2020.
Week 16: Sunday (12/27) vs Miami Dolphins (Time/Date TBD)
So the least sexy game is in the least sexy spot on the schedule. That means if you’re bargain hunting, this might be the fish you’re looking to spear. If you expect the Raiders to compete for the playoffs, especially with an added playoff team in 2020, this could be a nice surprise. In addition, if you’re already planning to be in Vegas for New Year’s Eve, this would be the ULTIMATE way to kick off the the week.
Lowest Price: $297 in Section 421 – BUY
Upper Sideline (Section 412): $441 – BUY
Mezzanine Sideline (Section 339): $650 – BUY
Endzone (Section 247): $474 – BUY
Endzone Lower (Section 144): $561 – BUY
Club Seats (Section 114): $1,311 – BUY
The play here is go for the game, stay for NYE! Get your hotel for the game, stay for NYE, and pray like hell 2021 has figured it out!
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