How to Buy Oakland Raiders Season Tickets
If you’re anything like me and spend your entire week looking forward to a Sunday full of NFL action, you’ve most likely considered buying season tickets to your favorite team before.
Season tickets are a fantastic way for football diehards to experience as much live football as possible over the course of a season, as they guarantee entry to eight regular season games and two preseason contests.
If you’re a fan of the Raiders that’s interested in buying season tickets, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know in order to get your hands on those coveted tickets.
Big Changes on the Horizon
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past handful of years, you’re probably aware that the Raiders are set to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas before the beginning of the 2020 NFL season.
After calling Oakland their home since the 1995 campaign, the Raiders are set to become just the second major sporting franchise to play in Las Vegas, after the city was awarded an NHL expansion team back in 2017.
The Raiders are set to move into Allegiant Stadium, a state-of-the-art stadium that is adjacent to the Mandalay Bay near the Las Vegas Strip. The stadium, which cost north of $2 billion to plan and construct, will be able to hold 65,000 fans when it finally opens in July of 2020.
Benefits of Season Tickets
Now that we’ve finished talking about the Raiders move to Las Vegas, we can continue with a quick breakdown of the benefits of having season tickets.
Season tickets are a flat fee per game, so you won’t have to pay extra money for games that have increased importance or higher demand
Access to Playoff tickets
Season ticket holders are given the first right of refusal for playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public
The league offers a few perks of its own to season ticket holders, including free access to NFL RedZone, a discount at the NFL’s online shop and access to the league’s Ticket Exchange
How to Purchase Raiders Season Tickets
If you’re champing at the bit to get your hands on Raiders tickets, we’ve got some bad news for you. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the team had already sold 96 percent of their personal seat licenses as of early October, and the rest of the seat licenses were expected to be sold prior to Thanksgiving. This means that if you’re looking to get Raiders season tickets, you’re going to have to wait.
It’s been reported that the Raiders are expecting to have a waiting list of 15,000 to 20,000 people who put down their deposits but were unable to purchase season tickets due to them being sold out. This means that if you’re interested in purchasing Raiders season tickets, you’re going to be behind about 20,000 people in line, which could take quite a while for your name to come up.
Similar waitlists around the NFL include the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans, which have waitlists of 22,000 and 28,000 respectively. It’s been reported that the Titans waiting list will take approximately two years to get tickets, while the Texans waiting list is closer to four years.
Given how much buzz there is surrounding this Raiders team, it’s not a stretch to think that it may take upwards of five years to get season tickets if you secure your place in line within the next few months.
If you’re undeterred by the long wait ahead, you can join the Allegiant Stadium Waitlist through the Raiders website here. Once you fill out an electronic form with your information, a representative from the team’s ticketing department will reach out to you. Submitting your name on the waitlist is free, so it’s a good idea to sign up if you think you might be interested in buying Raiders tickets at any point in the next decade or so.
Season Ticket Pricing Information
For the 2019 campaign, the average season ticket for an Oakland Raiders game cost $87.78, according to Statista.
The cheapest Raiders season ticket for this year was in the upper endzone level, and it cost $305 for 10 games. The most expensive non-club seating were the lower reserve sections, which abutted the 50-yard line and went for $1,040 per seat for the year. Club seating options cost between $1,160 and $1,650. A graph containing the price for every section for 2019 can be found here.
The Raiders have not publicly released the cost of season tickets for the upcoming 2020 campaign, but prices are expected to soar for the team’s first year in Vegas as the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the cheapest season tickets will cost $650 per seat and club seats will start at $3,500.
Personal Seat License
In advance of their move to Las Vegas, the Raiders announced that they would be utilizing a system of Personal Seat Licenses, or PSLs, which is a one-time payment made by season ticket holders to secure the right to purchase season tickets. The team used the money generated from PSL sales to help finance some of the construction costs for their $2 billion stadium.
PSL prices vary based on different seating sections throughout the stadium. A graph containing PSL prices for the different seating sections at Allegiant Stadium can be found here.
Although personal seat licenses represent a significant upfront cost, they come with one key benefit – the ability to sell or transfer your seats at any time. Buying a personal seat license is a like investing in the stock market, as the value of the license can go up or down based on how the team performs over the course of a few years. When it comes to the Raiders, however, buying a PSL appears to be a decent bet given the amount of interest in the team and reported demand for season tickets.
Those who were lucky enough to secure season tickets began paying for the upcoming season back in November, as fans can pay their costs upfront or spread them out over six months. The full amount for the season ticket is due by April 15, when the NFL releases the schedule for the 2020 season.
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