There’s Uncertainty Whether Bills Tailgating Will Be Allowed On Private Property
Three weeks ago, news came that not only would fans not be allowed inside the stadium for Bills games this year, but there would be no tailgating at Bills-owned and commercial lots.
However, there are still questions on what to do with tailgating at private property surrounding the stadium?
According to WIVB, the Town of Orchard Park board members are debating on how to handle the tailgating on private property on Bills game days.
“The Governor said no tailgating allowed, so we’re following those orders,” said Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem. “We just want to have it toned down this year, if we can, ask people not to come and tailgate."
Gatherings, as of now, are only allowed for up to 50 people, which makes local leaders unsure if anything can be done about it.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is still against any form of large tailgating.
“My view has not changed with regards to ‘should there be tailgating’ – there should not be mass tailgating,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said during a briefing Wednesday. “If there’s no tailgating, so be it. Have fun at your house – order some pizza, buy some beer."
The Town of Orchard Park board are calling on the public for their opinion. A final decision on what to do will come on August 19th.