The Bills have issued a statement regarding an incident that occured in the Ralph Wilson Stadium stands during Sunday’s game against the Jets.
As captured on video, a fan in the upper deck of the stadium apparently decided to slide down the railing next to the stairway down to the seats and fell onto the stands below after losing his balance. A fan in the lower level, the 200 level of Ralph Wilson Stadium, was injured and Bills CEO Russ Brandon announced that the falling fan won’t be welcomed back to the stadium in the future.
“The irresponsible behavior that occurred at yesterday’s game by the fan who fell from the upper deck is a violation of our Fan Code of Conduct and cannot, and will not, be tolerated,” Brandon said in the statement. “This individual will not be permitted back into Ralph Wilson Stadium. The vast majority of our fans who attend Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium do so in a responsible manner and we continue to work diligently to eliminate those individuals who violate our Fan Code of Conduct from game days at our stadium. We are cooperating with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office during their investigation of this incident and we want to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the fan who was injured in the 200 level.”
The Associated Press reports that the man injured in the 200 level suffered a head injury while the other man injured his shoulder in the fall.