BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday the county supports returning fans to Highmark Stadium and KeyBank Center in the fall.
Poloncarz said the way to allow that is to require all fans and staff to be fully vaccinated. If you're not vaccinated, you would not be allowed to enter.
The county executive said there is no need to do mass testing to buy a ticket and you can use the "Excelsior Pass" to show proof of vaccination and enter the venues.
You can apply now to receive your "Excelsior Pass."— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) April 13, 2021
There is a app you can download right on your cell phone. This app will show your shot records, and that you have been full vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/0yhrvbVFT2
The Buffalo Bills released the following statement:
As we did last year, we will continue to cooperate and comply with all New York state and local government regulations regarding our sporting events.
Statement from the #Bills regarding fans at the stadium: As we did last year, we will continue to cooperate and comply with all New York state and local government regulations regarding our sporting events @WKBW— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) April 13, 2021
Poloncarz says this will include everyone, including children. The county says it is giving people enough notice so they have time to get the vaccine.