BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tickets to the Buffalo Bills home playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens have sold out, according to a post by the team in a Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Member Facebook group.
The post says the tickets for the game against the Ravens sold out as of 1 p.m. Monday.
Fans were allowed inside Bills Stadium for the first time this season Saturday, it was the team's first home playoff game since 1996.
A partnership between the Bills, New York State and BioReference Laboratories led to the return of fans to the stadium in a limited capacity with COVID-19 protocols in place.
The Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 in front of a crowd of around 6,772 fans, securing the team's first playoff win since 1995.
“Just to have this experience, and to have this opportunity for the first time in forever, it’s just incredible,” said 25-year-old Josh Ungaro of Grand Island.
Ungaro purchased tickets to the upcoming Divisional round playoff game against Ravens. Ungaro’s dad, David, is actually the Buffalo Bills season ticket holder. But, he’s giving up his seat so Josh can attend Saturday’s primetime game.
“For him to give me this chance to go to this game with some other friends, it’s unbelievable and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Late Monday, the state approved roughly 6,700 fans in the stands for the second playoff game. The Bills will take on the Ravens Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
New dad, Justin Fladd of East Rochester is among those hoping fans will be allowed in the stadium again. Justin actually had tickets to the Bills/Colts game but missed the game for good reason.
“Babies come whenever the heck they want. So, I took a gamble and I went and bought tickets,” he explained. “I went and got tested Wednesday, came home, took Chelsea to her OB appointment and the OB said yep you have to go to the hospital.”
Justin’s son, Fitzgerald Dalan Fladd was born late Friday night.
“We were still able to watch the Bills and hold our first born child pretty amazing,” said Justin’s wife Chelsea who is also a lifelong Bills fan.
Justin’s now holding out hope he’ll be granted a ticket this time around.
Meantime ticket holders like Josh Ungaro are awaiting all week for Saturday night.
“We’re just going with the flow and making sure we’re ready to adjust when the time comes,” said Ungaro.