Apr 13, 2021,04:15pm EDT|1,358 viewsBuffalo Bills To Require Vaccine Passport For Fans, Allowing For Full Capacity At Stadium
Nicholas Reimann, Forbes Staff
Fans attending Buffalo Bills games this upcoming NFL season will have to show proof they've been vaccinated for Covid-19 using New York's Excelsior Pass vaccine passport systemâ€”a phone app where users can upload proof of vaccinationsâ€”making the Bills the first team to enact such a policy as the NFL eyes a return to full capacity for games this fall.
* Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (D) announced Tuesday the Bills would be allowed to play games at full stadium capacity, but only if fans show proof of vaccination by using their Excelsior Pass vaccine passportsâ€”a decision he said he's discussed with the Bills.
* The state set up the system as a first of its kind vaccine passport in the U.S., allowing for businesses and residents to use it for areas where vaccinations are a requirement.
* The Bills did not have any fans for regular season games during 2020â€”the most successful season the team had in decades.
* The decision means the Bills are the first NFL team to adopt a vaccine passport system, and comes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league expects full capacity at all its stadiums for the 2021 season. ... Forbes