No fans allowed in stadium means no Bills tailgating, OP Town Board says

Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB)–Per the Orchard Park Town Board, there will be no tailgating allowed this Bills season, including in private lots, as long as fans are not allowed in the stadium.

They tell us they were contacted earlier today by the Erie County Department of Health with the decision.

In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says this does not reflect the conversation he had with Orchard Park Councilmember Conor Flynn.

He says he told Flynn if fans are not allowed at games, then tailgating will not be allowed.

“However, if NYS allows fans to attend Bills games tailgating will be allowed but with restrictions to protect the public,” Poloncarz tweeted.

According to the County Executive, tailgating in public and private lots will depend on whether fans can attend games. the state’s current stance does not allow attendance at pro sports events.

An additional note, the public hearing set for September 2 is regarding a change in the town’s code involving buses on private lots surrounding the stadium. It was originally thought to have to do with the subject of tailgating.

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