One day after the Buffalo Bills said for the “foreseeable future” fans would not be attending the team’s home games, there could be a potentially more positive update.
According to USA TODAY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he plans to take a tour of Bills Stadium in Orchard Park and meet with the team to discuss the possibility of fans returning to stands sooner rather than later.
“We’re trying to get the infection rate down,” Cuomo said. “I’m going to take a tour of the stadium and meet with team leadership and talk it through.”
Cuomo also said he spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the matter.
A set date for this tour was not mentioned, but the timing of it, right after the Bills released their Tuesday statement which mentioned that the team was working with the New York State Department of Health on the situation, is certainly interesting.
The latest Bills/ fan-related news is the third-straight day there’s been an update on the topic. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on social media on Monday that the county, who owns the venue in Orchard Park, would OK the allowance of 10 percent capacity, roughly 7,000 fans, at the stadium. At that same time, it was also reported that the football team wanted more than that, perhaps up to 9,000.
In their next two games, the Bills travel to Las Vegas and Tennessee, and then return home for their first primetime game of the season on Thursday Night Football. That game against the Kansas City Chiefs would fall on Oct. 15.
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