If you, and maybe some fellow Philadelphia Eagles fans, decided to call an audible and go to Las Vegas for the game, consider this a playbook for planning your trip.
Eagles fans are known to bring a strong contingent to road games. The Week 7 game on Oct. 24 in Las Vegas has been circled on many calendars for a while and not because of any fierce rivalry or still-bitter feelings about losing Super Bowl XV.
2021-2022 is the first season that the Las Vegas Raiders are hosting fans at Allegiant Stadium. NFL football is in Vegas. Like Eagles fans, or anyone, needed an excuse to go.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Las Vegas Raiders tickets
Verified resale tickets on Ticketmaster start at $200 and go up to $4,000 (before fees).
Proof of vaccination for anyone over 12 years old is required at all Raiders home games at Allegiant Stadium. If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a face mask while inside the stadium.
For faster entry into Allegiant Stadium
Complete your health pass by downloading the CLEAR app ASAP (but at least 24 hours before the game. Through the CLEAR app, you will need to sign-up (it’s free) and upload your proof of vaccination.
Not going to the game but want to tailgate with Eagles fans in Vegas
The Green Legion Tailgate: Garden of the Gods tailgate at Caesars Palace Pool starts at 8:30 a.m. and includes food, drinks, and transportation to the stadium.
Phans of Philly Tailgate: Four hour tailgate with food and drinks.
Where to watch NFL games in Vegas
- Circa Sportsbook: The largest sportsbook in the world has two floors of stadium seating. Tables are available to reserve for Eagles vs. Vegas and prices vary.
- Circa Stadium Swim: The average temperature in Vegas in October is between 77-84 degrees. Circa Swim has six different pools, a 125-foot TV and is a mixture of day club and sportsbook. You can reserve a general admission ticket, lounge chair, table, cabana, or day bed at Stadium Swim. It’s a day club meets sportsbook. This is where I will be since there is nowhere else quite like it.
- Beer Park Las Vegas: A 9,000 sq.ft outdoor deck with over 75 HDTVs at the Paris Hotel. It’s an open air-tailgate – but in Vegas…with a view of the Bellagio fountains. Click here for a reservation.
Flights to Las Vegas for the Eagles
This is the toughest part about making a last minute trip to the desert. Roundtrip, non-stop flights are all but gone, meaning one or two transfers may be needed.
Be sure to compare the length of a layover and the times of the flights. With the time zone changes, you may end up getting a layover or landing in Vegas in the middle of the night.
No-frills airlines like Spirit and Frontier still have many flights available but you will be spending several hours in an airport during a layover. Both Spirit and Frontier have flights leaving from both Philadelphia and Trenton. Depending on how far you want to drive, you may be able to score a seat leaving from Baltimore or Newark NJ. Most fans will be arriving on Friday and returning Monday or Tuesday. If you can, consider extending your trip until Wednesday to lower the price.
Flights will likely run you north of $600 roundtrip unless you are willing to connect at all hours of the night.
Hotels in Vegas for the Eagles game
Strip hotels will be in high demand being in close proximity to Allegiant Stadium. The south end of the Strip will see a lot of Eagles fans at major hotels like MGM Grand, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Mid-strip locations like Paris and Planet Hollywood will have fans from Phans of Philly tour packages. Look at between $400-700 a night to be in the action on the Strip. Downtown Vegas or the locals casinos on Boulder Highway might save you a few dollars but the extra Uber trips to the Strip and the stadium will likely make it more to stay away.
If you are going to be in Vegas for the Eagles game
Pete Amato with PlayNJ and Iggles.com and I will be in Las Vegas for the weekend of the Eagles game. If you are going to cheer on the Birds at Allegiant Stadium or just enjoy the scene, tweet @IgglesNews #BirdsOntheStrip.
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