LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas Raiders open up their season Monday night at Allegiant Stadium, and all fans who attend the game must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The team is using the Clear app to verify vaccination status, but they are also offering alternate screening for Monday's game. This is for fans who are only partially vaccinated, have a problem uploading their vaccine card onto the Clear app, or are bringing a 12 to 13-year-old guest that's unable to be added to the app.
The team will host alternate screenings on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at lot "B" at Allegiant Stadium.
"Regardless of your circumstances, getting it done in advance is going to make everybody's entrance experience easier," said Raiders President Dan Ventrelle. "We've worked with a couple of efficiency partners to understand how to stagger that entry in a way that creates the most efficient review of the app screen, and then the scanning of the ticket. And so we're confident that we have the best solution there to getting everybody through the gates efficiently."
Every ticketholder who is screened at entry may also forego wearing a mask inside the stadium, Ventrelle said.
"We want the fans to be able to celebrate. We want the fans to be able to gather. We want the fans to be able to have their friends and cheer on the team the way they love to do it," he said. "Anyone over the age of 12 can be in the stadium if they're vaccinated without a mask. The goal for us is to create the gameday environment we all love and enjoy."
When it comes to detecting fraudulent claims of vaccination, Ventrelle voiced optimism in the capabilities of the Clear app.
"Their process of understanding what the documents should look like, and verifying their authenticity, was something that we wanted to make sure we had the very best and most expert of people doing," Ventrelle said. "In fact, even on our on-site secondary screening, we're working with Community Ambulance to make sure it's medical professionals who are around the screening, so we can verify that we are really genuinely addressing the need."
Alternate screenings will also be available on game day, but the team suggests going over the weekend to get into the stadium faster.
The Raiders take on the Ravens on Monday Night Football at 5:15 p.m.