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Bills to play without fans for first two home games of season

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 10:24:10-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Bills fans will have to wait a little longer to attend a home game this season. The team announced Tuesday afternoon that no fans will be in the stands for at least their first two home games.

That means no fans will be in attendance on September 13th against the New York Jets and September 27th against the Los Angeles Rams.

The news comes a day after Bills head coach Sean McDermott used the term "ridiculous" when discussing the inconsistency around the league when it comes to fans being in attendance.

The team says this measure in only in place for the first two games, which means things could change when the team hosts Kansas City on October 15. But that would be completely dependent on New York State, which currently bans all spectators from professional sports venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans are also prohibited from congregating outside venues.

About a week ago it was announced that if fans were not allowed in the stands for home games, Erie County officials would not allow tailgating of any kind to take place outside of the stadium.

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