Allegiant Stadium will receive Monday Night Football treatment for its grand opening.
The Las Vegas Raiders will host the New Orleans Saints in the first game at their new home, scheduled for Monday Sept. 21 — week 2 of the upcoming NFL season. That won’t be the last time Las Vegas is in the primetime spotlight, as the Raiders will also host two editions of Sunday Night Football — against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25 and the Kansas City Chiefs on November 22.
They’re also scheduled to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football on December 17 at Allegiant Stadium. That means half of the Raiders’ inaugural home schedule is featured in primetime television slots.
The team unveiled its whole schedule Thursday afternoon shortly before a scheduled NFL Network show unveiling plans for the entire league.
This year’s schedule is, of course, highly subject to change.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t affected the league’s season calendar so far, and it’s planning to continue to move forward without interruption, though that may seem optimistic at this point. At the least, it seems unlikely that games will proceed with venues packed full of fans.
Allegiant Stadium is being constructed to hold 65,000 spectators and scheduled to be completed in July.
Find the Raiders’ full schedule below.
Week 1 — at Carolina Panthers, 10 a.m., September 13 at 10 a.m.
Week 2 — vs. New Orleans Saints, 5:15 p.m., September 21 (Monday Night Football)
Week 3 — at New England Patriots, 10 a.m., September 27
Week 4 — vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:25 p.m., October 4
Week 5 — at Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m., October 11
Week 6 — BYE WEEK
Week 7 — vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5:20 p.m., October 25 (Sunday Night Football)
Week 8 — at Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m., November 1
Week 9 — at Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 p.m., November 8
Week 10 — vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., November 15
Week 11 — vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 5:20 p.m., November 22 (Sunday Night Football)
Week 12 — at Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m., November 29
Week 13 — at New York Jets, 10 a.m., December 6
Week 14 — vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:05 p.m., December 13
Week 15 — vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 5:20 p.m., December 17 (Thursday Night Football)
Week 16 — vs. Miami Dolphins, TBD, December 26 or December 27
Week 17 — at Denver Broncos, 1:25, January 3
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