NEVADA DOT: DON’T STOP AT ALLEGIANT
NDOT: Don’t stop in front of the Raiders Stadium during Tonight’s home opener
No fans will be allowed inside Allegiant Stadium when the Raiders play on September 21.
It’s fully enclosed, so Nobody will be able to see the game from outside.
In short, there should be absolutely no reason for anyone to stop or slow down near the stadium during the Raiders’ home opener.
The Nevada Department of Transportation thinks people are going to stop anyway.
Both the I-15 and Dean Martin Drive have a close view of the stadium,
And NDOT’s concern is that, despite a complete lack of road closures,
Drivers will slow down or stop on these busy roads to look at the stadium as Las Vegas’ new football team plays a game in the $2 billion sports structure.
NEVADA DOT: DON’T STOP AT ALLEGIANT DURING GAME
The I-15 and Dean Martin both pass nearby the stadium (NDOT)
Their advice: don’t. Someone, they say, could get hurt.
“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 NDOT public information officer Tony Illia.
“One vehicle stopping, followed by another and then another can cause a serious chain reaction with damaging effects.”
An influx of fans on nearby roads is nearly inevitable.
They’ll be there at an unfortunate time, since the game takes place in the middle of rush hour.
What NDOT hopes is that these fans will avoid driving in a way that disrupts traffic and potentially endangers everyone on the road.
“Please be courteous to other drivers, and don’t do anything that could potentially harm you or others,” said Illia.
As for motorists who don’t want to crane their necks at the structure on game day,
It might be worthwhile to avoid the area if at all possible. High traffic means slow traffic, regardless of how well everyone else is driving.