Raiders Football

Las Vegas Raiders players stretch during an NFL football training camp practice at Allegiant Stadium, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation urged drivers to remain safe on Monday due to the Las Vegas Raiders home opener.

In a media release, the agency said they expect drivers near Allegiant Stadium, near I-15 and Russell Road, to want to "catch a glimpse" of the excitement due to the game on September 21. 

“While we understand the genuine excitement surrounding Southern Nevada’s first NFL game, we caution motorists not to stop on the freeway or local roads to catch a glimpse,” said Tony Illia, with NDOT in a written statement. “One vehicle stopping, followed by another and then another can cause a serious chain reaction with damaging effects.”

NDOT said no part of the game will be visible from outside the stadium.

There are no planned road closures, but an influx of spectators is still expected at and near the stadium.

“Please be courteous to other drivers, and don’t do anything that could potentially harm you or others,” wrote Illia.

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(4) comments

qwerty123

Maybe fan man will drop into the stadium mid-game. It is a Vegas tradition.

SKSBullPup

And like magic, the bars are being allowed to open at Midnight before the "historic" 1st game...wonder what the spread is on the number of "fans" shot and killed?

Nevermore

Glad I don't live anywhere near there.

MicheleR58

Why? No one is ALLOWED to go see the FIRST game. Also, don't waste your money on football or any sports that supports BLM.

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