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Bills to return to full capacity for home games this season

The Buffalo Bills have received the green light from state health officials to return to full capacity for home games this season, the team announced Monday. Vaccinated and unvaccinated fans will be allowed to attend.

Unvaccinated fans will be required to wear masks

Approximately 6,700 fans were allowed in the Buffalo Bills' victory over the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC playoffs in January in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Welcome back, Bills Mafia.

The Buffalo Bills received the green light from state health officials to return to full capacity for home games this season, the team announced Monday.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated fans will be allowed to attend, though unvaccinated ones will be required to wear masks under guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The coronavirus pandemic led to Buffalo playing home games in an empty stadium during the regular season last year. 

The rules were loosened to allow about 6,700 fans — about 10% of the stadium's capacity — to attend the Bills' two home playoff games in January

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