ORCHARD PARK — The Bills updated their vaccine policy on Tuesday afternoon, as fans 12 years and older will now be required to present proof of at least one vaccine dose to enter Buffalo’s Sept. 26 home game against the Washington Football Team at Highmark Stadium. The updated policy will be valid until the Bills’ Oct. 31 matchup with the Miami Dolphins, when all fans will be required to be fully vaccinated before entering the stadium.
Children under the age of 12 can enter the stadium without proof of vaccination but must wear a mask at all times. Fans that are fully vaccinated will not need to wear a mask at Highmark Stadium.
Photos of vaccine cards will not be accepted, with acceptable forms of proof including physical vaccination card, New York State Excelsior pass, CLEAR Digital Vaccine Card and government digital vaccine proof from outside New York State.
COVID-19 negative test results will not be accepted for entry.
The updated policy will be provided no exceptions and is also in place at the Sabres home, Key Bank Center in downtown Buffalo. This weekend, the Sabres will host the Prospects Challenge at LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo.
The Bills’ website prompted fans to get vaccinated, promoting vaccinations which will be offered from 12-8 p.m. in the Pepsi Club at Highmark Stadium on Sept. 22 and 29, as well as Oct. 6 and 13.
The Bills noted that all season ticket members would receive an email outlining specific guidelines to request a refund for the remaining pro-rated amount of each STH’s remaining tickets. The deadline to request a refund is Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.
Refunds will not be provided for single-game ticket purchasers. Single-game purchasers that choose or are unable to meet the Bills and Sabres’ vaccination requirements can transfer, resell, or donate their tickets, per the team’s website.