For Pete's Sake

Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas reportedly to have a jail and courtroom for unruly fans

Well, it sounds like Las Vegas is preparing itself for the arrival of the Raiders and their fans in 2020.

The Raiders’ brand-new stadium will feature retractable doors, a glass-domed roof, a grass field and some amenities just for the team’s notorious fan base: a jail and courtroom.

That’s according to Las Vegas Locally, which quoted a law enforcement source. Las Vegas Locally added that there is a rumor of the police having its “own area command with dedicated officers like the (Las Vegas) Strip” and “fans who are caught fighting may have their personal seat licenses and season tickets revoked.”

This wouldn’t be the first time an NFL team has had a court facility at a stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles had one at the old Veterans Stadium.

“Eagles Court still exists, but it’s not at Lincoln Financial Field. Court is held at 11th and Wharton Streets in South Philadelphia, and mainly occurs during games against Dallas, the Giants, (Washington) and maybe Oakland,” Seamus P. McCaffrey, the judge at Veterans Stadium, told The Philadelphia Lawyer in 2011.

Yep, the Eagles’ NFC East rivals and ... the Raiders.

News of the stadium court comes after Raiders fans were involved in a brawl at a preseason game Saturday against the Rams in Los Angeles. And Oakland supporters fought with Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium in 2016.

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