Gift from Gov Above: Bills Fans to Attend Playoffs?
It's been many years since fans of the Buffalo Bills have had this much optimism late in an NFL season. And while the unpredictability of the NFL season during the pandemic has resulted in scheduling glitches, player scratches and limited to no fans in ginormous stadiums, the Bills have weathered the storm and currently sit at 10-3 and have one the very best teams in the league. Fans here in the Capital Region have been ecstatic with the play of the Bills, and out in western New York, Bills Mafia is riding high albeit somewhat subdued due to the lack of public gatherings on gameday and none in attendance at Bills Stadium. Some of that may change if Governor Cuomo, a Bills fan, has his way.
According to a report in the New York Post, the Gov. stated that if the science and data supports it, he would be open to the idea of allowing a select number of fans to attend games in-person at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.
“I would love nothing more on a personal level than to see Buffalonians enjoy this moment,” Cuomo said when asked about fans returning to the stadium in the playoffs.
“They’re playing great. It is exciting and God bless, Buffalo deserves it.” Governor Cuomo, NY Post
According the the New York Post, the Governor did admit that the decision is not his to make. Cuomo, according to the report, said that he'd like to work alongside state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to make it happen, "I’m going to communicate that if there’s any way to figure it out, we should try to figure it out,” Cuomo added.
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