BUFFALO, NY (WJW) – Officials require all fans and staff members to be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend a Buffalo Bills game this fall.
Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz announced during Tuesday’s press conference that officials want fans to return to Highmark Stadium. However, according to him, there must be a vaccination requirement.
“I want to see the stadium full. I know the Bills want to see the stadium full. We want to return the supporters back to the stadium, “said Poloncarz. “Our plan is that unless you are vaccinated, you will not be allowed into the stadium. This is easy. That is safe.”
Poloncarz said regional leaders want to see more than 70,000 people attending the games and that “you can be one of those people by getting vaccinated.”
He added that there was no need to do mass corona virus testing to buy match tickets.
Poloncarz said participants can download New York State’s “Excelsior Pass” application which allows residents to show that they have been fully vaccinated. The app reportedly has a QR code that will be scanned and used to allow access to the premises.
“We want to make sure that if you want to go to the Bills game, you can buy and get tickets and you can come in showing that you’ve been vaccinated,” he said.
Erie County officials said a similar policy would be required for entry to KeyBank Center for the Buffalo Sabers game.
“Our goal is to have a 100% full home for Bill and Saber from fall and that ensures everyone who enters the facility – the fans, the staff – is fully vaccinated,” said Poloncarz.
Those with questions about vaccination policies are encouraged to contact the Erie County team or officials for more information.