Bills’ playoff game sells out quickly

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The Bills haven’t played a home playoff game in a quarter century, and only about 6,200 tickets are available for the one they’re hosting next weekend. So it’s unsurprising that those tickets sold fast.

Within 24 hours of New York State announcing that it would allow the Bills to move forward with a plan to have a maximum of 6,700 people in the stands at their playoff opener, the Bills announced that the game sold out. Those in the stands will include about 6,200 season ticket holders and 500 guests of the team and players.

Tickets are not transferrable, and entry to the stadium requires the ticket, a photo ID and proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Contact tracing will be conducted after the game if anyone who attends is later identified as having tested positive in the days following the game. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has described the Bills’ playoff game as a test to see how well the state can handle large events.

Fans will be required to wear masks, and their seats will be distanced around the stadium.

25 responses to “Bills’ playoff game sells out quickly

  1. Congrats to the season ticket holders with the longest seniority getting the opportunity to purchase the playoff tickets. You have been rewarded for your years of suffering.

    Bills Fan

  2. The stupidity of a franchise that has been terrible for years!

    WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC!!! Just because they lost 4 Superbowls in a row, does not mean they can

    have fans at a playoff game because they have been horrible for years!!

  3. Poor Bills fans finally win the division and can’t go to the stadium. That’s rough.

  4. Smart move by Cuomo to show some flexibility while assuaging (some of) the self-appointed Pandemic Police by calling fans-in-the-stadium a “test.”

  5. God bless those die-hard fans, I would not go to all the trouble of getting a covid test, so I could watch a football game in the cold. I will watch the game in the comfort of my living room, no covid test required.

  6. jimmygeewhiz says:
    January 2, 2021 at 9:40 am
    ……. and it will be cold.
    ######################33
    Thank you Captain Obvious. You forgot to mention snow.

  7. Cuomo is hilarious. Games have been played in front of larger crowds for four months straight in cities across the US and Cuomo says it’ll be a “test” to see how NY can handle crowds. Just pathetic. I feel sorry for folks living under this rule.

  8. gougeaway says:
    January 2, 2021 at 9:13 am
    Why? Game isn’t on tv…..for free?

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    Sounds like a great story to tell the grandkids. Hey Billy, I ever tell you about the Super Bowl Run my team went on for the first time in my life? I had a seat, but it was on TV so I stayed home. We ate chips. Ran out of dip, but man they were pretty good chips.

  9. Can you say, “Super-spreader”? The new COVID variant is more infectious and has found its way around all the precautions.

  10. Pats fan here. You guys deserve it. AFC East probably runs through Buffalo for a couple years at least. Enjoy your playoff football!

  11. Never found a game worth going to, risk your life, pay big bucks, when you can watch it for free on TV in the safety of your home. SMH.

  12. David says:
    January 2, 2021 at 11:42 am
    Can you say, “Super-spreader”? The new COVID variant is more infectious and has found its way around all the precautions.

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    More than 6,700 people will be tested from this event. That’s likely 6000+ more than would have been tested. I’ll leave it to a statistician to calculate whether this could actually limit net infections in Buffalo and surrounding areas, but 10% capacity, all wearing masks, outdoors and socially distanced while wearing masks and testing negative prior to entering the stadium = “Super-spreader” ?

  13. Codylaws says:aka..joetoronto
    January 2, 2021 at 12:06 pm
    They’ll exit quicker. Lol….guess your back at trolling the Bills since your raiders aren’t going to the playoffs Again..how are all your predictions on Allen being a bust going??

  14. David says:
    January 2, 2021 at 11:42 am
    Can you say, “Super-spreader”? The new COVID variant is more infectious and has found its way around all the precautions.
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    According to that logic, there’s no point in taking precautions.

  15. gridles says:
    January 2, 2021 at 7:00 am
    Congrats to the season ticket holders with the longest seniority getting the opportunity to purchase the playoff tickets. You have been rewarded for your years of suffering.

    Bills Fan
    _____________________________

    OH MY, is your memory that short, the Bills made the Playoffs in 2017 and again just last season! And you claim to be a Bills fan?

    Might want get tested for dementia.

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