Las Vegas Raiders Gear Now on Sale: First Look at Raiders Official Hat
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After years of waiting, Las Vegas Raiders gear will go on sale on Thursday night.
Sources tell The Action Network the team was waiting its first pick (Henry Ruggs III) to don its new-look hat before opening sales up to the general public.
NFL draft picks received a package with all 32 team hats. The league specifically asked that no one put a picture of the Raiders hat out on social media, but The Action Network has obtained a first look.
It was clear that the league would not allow the Raiders to sell Las Vegas Raiders gear until the move from Oakland became official, which made for an awkward situation for employees at the Raiders’ official store at McCarron Airport in Las Vegas. While the league was just trying to be careful, it did lead to a significant counterfeit culture.
The Raiders announced they’d be playing the 2020 season in Las Vegas on Jan. 22, as their new Allegiant Stadium neared completion. But the team held off on releasing gear that tied the Raiders to the “Sin City” until tonight.