Will Bills Take Advantage of Eased Blackout Restrictions?
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The NFL's recent easing of blackout policies may be a non-factor for the Bills says one pro football radio host.
ZIg Fricasse of SiriusXM NFL Radio says getting tickets for Bills games this season could be hard to come by. "The New England game is already sold out, so is the opener (against Kansas City), and if the Bills start winning, it won't matter because tickets will be hard to get," says Fricasse, who does believe the team will lift the blackout when 85 percent of tickets are sold for a game.
Fricasse believes the policy change sends a message to the league's fringe franchises. "Yes, times are tough, and yes, not everyone can afford the gameday experience. I think they're realizing times aren't very good but they're also realizing how popular the NFL is so they're cutting teams some slack," notes Fricasse.
The Bills say they are reviewing the policy change and will comment when appropriate.