Erie County executive: Plan for full capacity Bills games with vaccinated fans

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The Bills were able to have some fans in the building for their playoff home games in January and they are looking forward to having a lot more of them on hand this fall.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Tuesday that he is supportive of plans to have the newly rechristened Highmark Stadium open at full capacity when the 2021 season gets underway in September. He noted that the plan is to limit admission to those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

“Our plan is that unless you are vaccinated, you will not have entry to the stadium. It is easy and safe,” Poloncarz said, via Sal Capaccio of WGR 550.

There was no mention of what that would mean for children under 16 as the vaccines in use are currently not approved for use for that group and there are plenty of other details about the plans for Bills games that need to come to light, but they likely won’t be the only team moving in this direction ahead of the 2021 season.

17 responses to “Erie County executive: Plan for full capacity Bills games with vaccinated fans

  1. As the country continues to receive mixed messages, and a lack of clear guidance from the CDC, I see these plans changing as we continue to move forward at a snails pace

  2. This is a road we should not be going down. Forcing people to get vaccinated makes zero sense – as many people, with prior conditions, cannot get immunized, they rely on the herd immunity concept – used for 100 year by Scientists.

  3. So in NY you need to prove you’re vaccinated to participate. Meanwhile in Georgia, MLB just vacated the state for such measures… This nosedive is hilarious!

  4. I am 22 years old, already had covid and beat it in 3 days. I had very minor symptoms. As this virus severely impacts the older community, why would I have to inject an experimental vaccine into my body when I am not at risk?

    If someone who is older received the vaccine, they should be able to go to the game and not be concerned that I vaccinated.

  5. So, will the Yankees and Mets teams now be moved to Denver? Or is this just a double standard?

  6. This is the beginning of something awesome, moving forward. You get the shot or you dont. If you dont you cant be part of the social gatherings. I got my shots, I have my card. I am ready to use it. I want America to open up again.

  7. It would definitely make me feel safer about going to any event. This is our shot.

  8. For 750k Americans like myself who have Guillain-Barre syndrome, and can’t take the vaccine without risking spinal nerve damage, does this mean I’m not allowed to watch the Bills play in person?

  9. I am 22 years old, already had covid and beat it in 3 days. I had very minor symptoms. As this virus severely impacts the older community, why would I have to inject an experimental vaccine into my body when I am not at risk?

    If someone who is older received the vaccine, they should be able to go to the game and not be concerned that I vaccinated.
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    I’m not saying you’re wrong or right here, but the whole point is protecting those that can’t be protected by the vaccine. If someone chooses not to get the vaccine and they get sick, that’s on them. If someone cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons, aren’t the rest of responsible in some way for trying to keep them from getting sick? Whether or not you believe the vaccine is a good thing, I think there’s little doubt that it’s the only way we’re getting back to normal this year.

  10. duane0621 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    This is a road we should not be going down. Forcing people to get vaccinated makes zero sense

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    Where does it say that anyone will be “forced” to get a shot? They’re saying that if you can’t prove you got a shot you can’t come into their building. Why is that so difficult to process?

  11. So no kids at NFL games? Who is dumb enough to vaccinate a child when its specifically NOT recommended.

  12. duane0621 says:
    April 13, 2021 at 4:57 pm
    So no kids at NFL games? Who is dumb enough to vaccinate a child when its specifically NOT recommended.
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    Buffalo Bill games are NOT recommended for children. My father wouldnt let me go until I was old enough to buy my own ticket. He was right.

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