It’s stunning enough that the Buffalo Bills have made sure about a home season finisher game. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threw in another shocker on Wednesday, declaring that large number of Bills fans can go to the game one month from now face to face — and he’ll be one of them.
“We’re all feeling the excitement,” Cuomo said Wednesday in his every day COVID-19 preparation. “We’ve all wanted the Buffalo Bills to be good, it’s been a long time, and that team has a charisma and personality that is infectious.”
Cuomo said this is a first-in-the-country experimental run program for continuing live occasions during the pandemic that will require all participants to test negative for the Covid prior to being conceded into the arena. Also, it matches with the Bills’ first home season finisher game in 25 years.
Under the arrangement, around 6,200 fans can purchase tickets and watch the game at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park — which situates almost 72,000 individuals. Another 500 tickets will be saved for group backers and relatives. All participants should test negative for COVID-19 preceding entering, Cuomo said.
A $63 charge for testing will be calculated into the ticket costs. There will be drive-through testing in the arena’s parking garages.
Fans should wear covers and keep up social removing during the game, and closely following preceding the game is restricted. There will likewise be required contact following after the game to watch any possible spread of the infection.
Cuomo said the game is an analysis to check whether quick testing can help return portions of the economy in the coming months, as the pandemic gives no indications of easing back down during the beginning phases of antibody dispersion. On the off chance that fruitful, the arrangement could be extended to different occasions and organizations.
“If we can figure out how to use testing and rapid testing — some of these, you can get the results within 20 minutes — then you can start to reopen businesses safely and smartly by using those rapid tests,” the governor said.
Be that as it may, he noticed the game additionally has the benefit of being held in an outside arena, which is more secure than indoor occasions. “It’s all the difference in the world between an outdoor and an indoor venue,” Cuomo said.
The special case end of the season game will be hung on either January 9 or 10, with the time and opponent group yet to be resolved. Tickets go at a bargain Thursday and will be accessible to prepare ticketholders who had bought tickets before in 2020.
The Bills are renowned for their “Bills Mafia” fanbase, an especially energetic gathering of fans known for, in addition to other things, smashing through collapsing tables preceding games which has stayed dedicated to the group notwithstanding its unmatched dash of thrashing. In the dreamlike year of 2020, the Bills have pulled off their best season in an age, winning their first AFC East division title since 1995.
“Remember, our objective here is to support our team in as many ways as we can,” Terry Pegula said. “I ask them to be safe, be smart and most importantly, be loud.”