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Raiders announce dates for preseason games at Allegiant Stadium

Raiders announce dates for preseason games at Allegiant Stadium

The Raiders will officially open Allegiant Stadium with a preseason game Aug. 27 against the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Thursday.

The team’s other home preseason game will be Sept. 3 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Raiders are scheduled to play four preseason games, with the other two at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 and the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Neither game has a date yet, with the Seahawks game to be played between Aug. 13 and 17 and the 49ers Aug. 20 to 24.

Everything is predicated on the coronavirus pandemic and whether the NFL makes any changes to the schedule. The league is still monitoring when all 32 teams can open facilities and won’t allow any to open until all 32 get clearance from local and state authorities.

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Catching up on 'Sports Uncovered': Behind-the-scenes, untold stories

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Catching up on 'Sports Uncovered': Behind-the-scenes, untold stories

Want to hear behind-the-scenes, untold stories about iconic athletes or moments in sports? You've come to the right place. 

That is the exact premise of NBC Sports' Sports Uncovered podcast.

Four such untold stories have been covered so far. Missed any of them? Not to worry, you can catch up here.

You better get a move on, because next Thursday, July 9, a fifth episode will be released on the disappearance of Barret Robbins at Super Bowl 37. You won't want to miss it.

Sports Uncovered is available in the MyTeams app and all podcasting platforms: AppleStitcherSpotifyGoogle PodcastsTuneIn and iHeart.

Check out the latest podcast embedded below.

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Raiders' Allegiant Stadium just shy of completion after blackout test

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Raiders' Allegiant Stadium just shy of completion after blackout test

With the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium sitting at 98 percent complete, only a small amount of work remains ahead of its July 31 substantial completion date.

Some of that work includes various tests of systems at the 65,000-seat stadium, including what would occur if the home of the Silver and Black experienced an emergency.

A blackout test was conducted this week at the stadium to simulate an emergency.

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