Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 | 2 a.m.
The 60,000 Clark County residents who placed $100 personal seat license deposits toward Raiders season tickets at the new Las Vegas stadium are being contacted this week to pick where they will sit in the $1.84 billion, 65,000-seat stadium.
Current Oakland season ticket holders were given the first chance to purchase seats because team officials wanted to ensure Bay Area fans continue to have the opportunity to follow their team when it relocates to Las Vegas in 2020.
Reserved seats will be offered in two phases, with 25,000 seats made available now — including those purchased by Oakland-area fans — and 25,000 more in the second phase. Club seats, which were sold earlier this year, accounted for about 7,000 seats in the stadium.
A personal seat license, which costs from $3,900 to $15,000, entitles the holder the right to buy season tickets for a specific seat in the stadium. Individuals who last fall placed a deposit online are permitted to buy up to four personal seat licenses.
Buyers can purchase the seat licenses outright or through a payment plan. The holder can sell the seat license to another buyer if they no longer want to purchase season tickets.
There is a large-scale model of the stadium at the Raiders Preview Center in Town Square, where those who made a seat license deposit can schedule a time to pick their seats. Season ticket prices start at $59 per game and go up to several thousands of dollars, depending on the section chosen. The process can also be done through a virtual meeting.
Some residents who placed a seat license deposit won’t follow through and purchase tickets. Once the 25,000 seats allocated in the initial phase have been accounted for, the remaining fans who make a deposit will be moved to the next phase.