COVID and Sports: New Nevada Indoor Mask Mandate Means All Fans At Gold Cup Soccer Match At Allegiant Stadium Will Be Required To Wear Face Coverings Sunday


Gold Cup soccer match
The biggest indoor crowd that’s supposed to be wearing masks in Las Vegas is scheduled for Sunday when a sellout crowd for a prominent international soccer match fills the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.

The state indoor mask mandate goes into effect in Las Vegas and Clark County Friday — only two days before the Concacaf Gold Cup championship game, which sold out in 90 minutes.

It’s an international soccer showdown inside the domed 65,000-seat stadium and many of the fans will be visitors who might not be aware of the state mask mandate announced earlier this week in light of surge of COVID cases in Southern Nevada. The Gold Cup championship is held every two years and crowns the soccer champ from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.