Buffalo Bills Fans Force Andrew Cuomo To Change Mind On Attending Playoff Game After Petition
Andrew Cuomo will give away his Buffalo Bills playoff ticket after his decision to permit the NFL team to allow fans at the stadium prompted criticism and even a petition to ban him from attending.
During his daily briefing this week, the New York Governor said that he would give the ticket to Saturday’s Bills game against the Indianapolis Colts to a nurse.
“I’m going to give my Bills ticket to a nurse from Erie County Medical Center as a way of saying thank you and honoring all health care heroes,” he said.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person attendance at Bills Stadium has been nonexistent all season long.
The team then won the AFC East for the first time since 1995, and Cuomo announced that just over 6,700 fans would be able to attend the team’s return to the playoffs for a Wild Card game.
Lucky fans in attendance will have to wear masks and test negative for COVID-19 before the game.
“A football playoff game is outdoors, which is a much better situation from COVID spread,” Cuomo said last Wednesday. “We believe we are the first state in the nation to run this kind of pilot. We think it can be very instructive to us going forward.”