Buffalo Bills announce home games will be at full capacity
After a year of little to no fans at NFL games, the Buffalo Bills are going back to full capacity.
Hopefully, every NFL quarterback enjoyed being able to hear themselves think and audible at the line of scrimmage. Headed into 2021, that’s definitely not going to be the case around most of the NFL. Finally, after months of anticipation, the Buffalo Bills announced that they will pack the fans in 100% in Highmark Stadium for the first time since 2019.
Per the team’s official website, the only people required to wear masks are those who are unvaccinated. Fans will be sat next to fans just like in the old days. Further COVID policies and protocols will reportedly be released at a later date.
The last home game to not have any capacity limits was the 2019 regular-season finale between the Bills and the Sam Darnold-led New York Jets. The Jets pulled somewhat of an upset win over the Bills who were locked into a wild card spot. The attendance for that game was 69,016 people.
The only two teams in the league who have not received local authorities’ clearance are the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. The Bills are scheduled to play the Colts at home, so there goes any chance of possibly not having a full capacity crowd this season.
As much as it’ll stink for Josh Allen, it will be so refreshing for Bills Mafia to get back in and raise hell in terms of decibels for the opposing team that comes to town. I can only imagine how loud the stadium would have been on Taron Johnson’s pick-six of Lamar Jackson in the divisional matchup.
It shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Allen, as the team has been piping in crowd noise during OTAs to account for the possibility of having this come true.
Looks like it was a good preemptive move.