With all of the hundreds of seats in Buffalo Payments stadium, and room to socially distance if solely a number of the seats are stuffed, followers could also be questioning why they’re banned from attending video games to date.
The issue is what they’d do between all these Josh Allen touchdowns and fumbles.
“The difficulty of sitting within the stands shouldn’t be the issue,” stated Erie County Government Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday. “That I do know, having had conversations with the Payments and reviewing their proposals. I believe they will safely defend the followers within the stands if there is a small proportion of them that attend.”
However public well being officers fear concerning the crowd pouring into the stadium earlier than the sport begins, followers crowding into restrooms at half time after which all of them leaving on the similar time when the sport is over, he stated.
Even when lower than a fourth of the seating capability is allowed in, which might be roughly 17,000 folks, that is nonetheless a number of our bodies, Poloncarz stated.
“The issue is, how do you get folks out and in of the stadium safely,” he stated. “What occurs when you’ve got an emergency and you must get folks out on the similar time? That is an enormous concern.”
That does not rule out the potential of permitting followers at upcoming Payments video games, Poloncarz stated. It simply signifies that a number of additional planning is required to get folks in, out and round. The identical is true for the remainder of the Nationwide Soccer League, he stated.
— to buffalonews.com