ORCHARD PARK – Buffalo Bills fans may soon be able to once again attend home games in person.
Officials with Erie County Government say they are in talks with New York State and the Buffalo Bills on if and when fans can be brought back.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott says after being on the road in Miami, which had fans in the stadium, he noticed how different the experience was during Sunday’s game against the Ram at Bills Stadium.
“There’s a marks difference,” said McDermott. “Then I’ve watched some games where there’s been some fans and again even though those numbers are smaller compared to what we’re used to, there is a noticeable difference in the stadium and the environment, the atmosphere.”
If fans are welcomed back, seats would be offered to season ticket holders first based on seniority.
Fans will also have to arrive at a certain gate and at certain time that way everyone does not enter or exit the stadium all at once.
The county is looking to have the stadium at 10 percent capacity, which will be a little more than 7,000 fans.
Fans are hoping they’ll be allowed in the stadium at the next home game on October 15, which is a Thursday night primetime game against reigning super bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs.