With COVID-19 robbing the world of sports, one of the last bastions of hope for fanatics is the NFL’s attempt to do business as usual. A league that won’t start games for months seems like a safe bet, but recent conversations haven’t inspired confidence. If you’re one of the lucky ones holding a season ticket (or looking to get in on it) you might be hesitant about paying for lost games. To discuss this quandary, I reached out to my Buffalo Bills season ticket account manager for the official response.
“We have every expectation of playing a full schedule in 2020 and look forward to [fans] joining us at New Era Field for an exciting season.” In consideration of the circumstances, the response cited “our club’s policies, which will apply to season tickets purchased directly from us.”
The referenced club policy is as follows:
“If a game is canceled and cannot be rescheduled, or is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending (for example, if a public authority restricts gatherings), and you are a Season Ticket Member, you will receive a pro-rata refund of your season ticket purchase price for any impacted games, or the option to credit that amount toward future playoff or regular season full season tickets for the 2021 season.”
So there you have it. In the unfortunate scenario where one game or many impacted by SARS-CoV-2, season ticket holders won’t be hit in their pocket book. Anyone looking to reserve a seat for the upcoming season can do so without worry. About that at least. Stay safe everyone and go Bills!