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Testing replaces tailgating, as Bills set to welcome in fans

The Buffalo Bills celebrate their first AFC East title since 1995 after a 48-19 win over the...
The Buffalo Bills celebrate their first AFC East title since 1995 after a 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos(Other)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 10:42 PM EST
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Testing is replacing tailgating in the Bills Stadium parking lot, with a limited number of fans being allowed to attend Buffalo’s wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.

Before that can happen, New York state guidelines require the 6,700 or so fans plus another 200 employees and members of the media first test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of kickoff. Each person must show their ID and proof of a negative test before being allowed in the facility. The tests will be held Wednesday and Thursday, and conducted by New Jersey-based BioReference Laboratories.

The company is converting a portion of the expansive stadium lots into a drive-thru testing site.

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