The Buffalo Payments, winners of the AFC East for the primary time since 1995, could have 6,700 followers in attendance as a part of a pilot program once they host their first playoff sport, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Wednesday.
Buffalo will permit followers who’ve masks and check unfavourable for COVID-19 previous to the sport. Cuomo mentioned there additionally might be contact tracing after the sport, so that giant occasions like soccer video games and live shows, in addition to different companies, can reopen safely.
“A soccer playoff sport is outside, which is a a lot better scenario from COVID unfold,” Cuomo mentioned. “We imagine we’re the primary state within the nation to run this sort of pilot. We predict it may be very instructive to us going ahead.”
Cuomo added that followers ought to take measures severely. “The numbers are down. We need to maintain them down,” he mentioned.
Payments quarterback Josh Allen additionally put out a message directed to followers who plan on attending.
“Payments Mafia! I’m excited to allow you to guys know we’re going to be allowed some followers for our first playoff sport. We’re tremendous excited for it. I need to thank all of the events concerned – the Pegulas, Governor Cuomo and all people else concerned. Thanks a lot,” he mentioned in a video posted to Twitter.
Allen added: “Please observe pointers and put on your masks within the stands so we will have you ever guys there for the remainder of the best way. Go, Payments!”