Shut out: No fans allowed at UNLV sporting events

Football team had a couple thousand at first two games

Mitch Kelly
November 17, 2020 - 6:15 am
A UNLV Rebels fan flexes for the camera during a time out between the UNLV Rebels and the Fresno Bulldogs at Allegiant Stadium.

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Citing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas says that fans will no longer be allowed to attend sporting events for the remainder of the fall semester.

The school had gotten permission before the start of Rebel football to allow no more than a couple of thousand fans into their games at Allegiant Stadium, but now that number will go down to zero.

The decision not only covers the football team, but men's and women's basketball as well. 

UNLV football is scheduled to host Wyoming on November 27th and Boise State on December 4th to close out the home portion of its 2020 schedule, while the men's and women's basketball seasons are set to begin on November 25th at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV Athletics says will stay abreast of developments and health recommendations to determine when and if fans are able to attend home basketball games as the seasons progress.

In the meantime, season ticket holders have three options: 1) defer the funds towards season tickets for next season; 2) donate the funds to the Rebel Athletic Fund; or 3) receive a refund. The first two options will allow season ticket holders the opportunity to keep their same seats for football in 2021 and basketball in 2021-22.

For more information, fans can contact the Rebel Athletic Fund office at 702-895-1533.