Pro Bowl requires COVID vaccination for attendees at Allegiant Stadium

Fans attending the Pro Bowl this weekend at Allegiant Stadium will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Similar to the process the Raiders use for fans at their home games at the $2 billion stadium, fans must show proof of vaccination through the Clear Health Pass smartphone app to gain entry, the NFL has confirmed.

“We’re going to follow the same protocol the Raiders had for the season,” said Matthew Shapiro, vice president, NFL event strategy. “It was a successful model for the Raiders and we thought the most prudent thing to do was to follow what they had been doing throughout the year. That’s what the local fans understood and expected. and we thought that was the right model to follow.

As has been the case this season with Raiders games, fans can receive their first dose of the vaccine in a pair of tents located in Lot J on the north side of the stadium and Lot B on the south side. They can also go through the alternative selection process if they do not have the Clear application.

The tents will be in service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and game day from 8 a.m., the NFL said. The Pro Bowl is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday, with the gates to Allegiant Stadium opening at 9 a.m.

Those who choose to go through the alternative screening process must bring a government-issued ID card and proof of their vaccination status that includes their name that matches their ID card.

Fans who are fully vaccinated, or who have passed their second dose for two weeks, can attend the game and not wear a mask.

If a fan is partially vaccinated, they can still attend, but will need to wear a mask. Fans aged 11 or younger do not need to provide proof of their vaccination status, but must wear a mask inside the stadium. Fans between the ages of 12 and 13 must go through the alternative screening process with their parent or guardian present to verify the child’s name and vaccination status.

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