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Poloncarz, Bills officials meet to discuss stadium safety

Poloncarz, Bills officials meet to discuss stadium safety
Posted at 3:03 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 15:05:08-04

The Buffalo Bills and leaders from Erie County are currently reviewing their stadium plans for the upcoming season.

Among those plans are a $15 million dollar club level renovation project and $5 million to help with behind the scenes improvements.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz spoke about the meeting Wednesday and says a major focus was on safety and enhancing the game day experience.

Poloncarz did not provide details about what would be done this year to keep fans safe, but says something needs to be done because people are getting hurt.

"This makes the community look bad and you're putting yourself at risk," said Poloncarz, speaking about fans who have been caught on camera jumping off vehicles and through tables.

Poloncarz says in the last year and a half alone, one fan set himself on fire, another snapped a leg, and one nearly became paralyzed.

Poloncarz says overall the experience is becoming safer with fewer arrests and ejections, but more still needs to be done.

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