ORCHARD PARK (WENY) – Fans of the Buffalo Bills will be required to be vaccinated to attend a game starting September 26.
According to the team, for the home games happening on September 26 and October 3, fans over the age of 12 must have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. After October 31, fans 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. That means fans must receive their second dose, or the single-dose J&J shot by October 17 in order to attend any games after October 31.
Those under 12, who are currently not able to get vaccinated, can enter but must wear a mask at all times. Guests that are older than 12 and are vaccinated will not need to wear a mask.
In order to enter Highmark Stadium, fans must show a physical vaccination card, a New York State Excelsior Pass, a CLEAR Digital Vaccine Card or government digital vaccine proof from outside New York State. Photos of vaccine cards will not be accepted.
There is no test-out option; COVID-19 negative test results will not be accepted for entry into Highmark Stadium. There will be no exceptions will be made to the vaccine requirement.
Those who do not want to follow the policy can request a refund for season passes. All season ticket members will get an email outlining specific guidelines to request a refund for the remaining pro-rated amount of their tickets. There will be no refunds for single game purchasers; single game purchasers that are unable to meet the requirements can transfer, resell or donate tickets.
The deadline to inform the ticket office and ask for a refund is Friday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, at the KeyBank Center that houses the Sabres, for all events from September 25 through October 30, fans will be permitted to enter with one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning on October 31, guests must be fully vaccinated for entry. Guests 12 and under will be required to wear masks.