If you think a pandemic is going to stop New York’s Governor Cuomo, you might need to think again.
Recently, the governor announced how the famous Buffalo Bills standoff game will take place at the Bills Stadium over the weekend. For this reason, he declared the stadium’s gate as open for all Bills enthusiasts. He also mentioned how he’ll be there for support too.
This is nothing less than a historic opening, taking place for the first time in 24 years. Unfortunately, the news comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is at an all-time high. Therefore, it met with plenty of backlashes too.
The much-anticipated Bills games will take place from January 9th to 10th, where the Bills will take part in their first home playoff match. Meanwhile, the last time such an event took place was way back on December 26th in 1996.
This is also the first time that a pilot program was launched by the New York state. Therefore, the main aim revolves around the re-opening of various businesses safely, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the game plan shouldn’t be taken for granted. And that’s because sources claim how it was intricately created by the state, the Bills, the Health Department, as well as the NFL. For this reason, all the bodies involved are keeping a check on following strict measures to avoid the further spread of COVID-19 cases.
To enter, fans need to show proof of their coronavirus negative testing via a PCR test report. The results should pertain to a test that was carried out 72 hours before the game. This comes at a reduced cost for Bills fans, rounding off to $63 plus an additional $11 for the parking too.
Meanwhile, BioReference announced how they intend to carry out a series of drive-thru testing as well. This will take place in the stadium’s parking lots.
It’s clearly mentioned how any fan that fails to comply with the following rules and regulations will not be able to enter and attend the game. Also, all tickets are non-transferable but are refundable.