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  • Two NFL teams will require fans to be vaccinated to attend games.
  • On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills announced that all fans over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend games.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders previously announced it would require that fans be vaccinated to attend home games.

Two NFL teams will require fans to be vaccinated to attend games.

On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills announced that all fans over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend games. The Las Vegas Raiders previously announced the franchise would require that fans be vaccinated to attend home games.

"We've worked collaboratively with the county over the last several weeks, months, all throughout the pandemic," Pegula Sports and Entertainment Executive Vice President Ron Raccuia said in a news release. "We are looking to provide the safest environment for our fans that we possibly can. We're thankful for this collaboration. We feel like this is the right move going forward."


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From Sept. 23 through Oct. 3, fans who have only received one dose of the vaccine will be permitted to attend. However, beginning Oct. 31, fans must have been fully vaccinated for two weeks in order to attend a game.

Fans coming to Buffalo’s home games will be required to provide their physical vaccination card, an NYS Excelsior Pass, a Clear Digital vaccine card or government digital vaccine proof. Photos of the physical vaccination card or negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.


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Published on Sep 15, 2021