By Mark Gaughan
Here's a statement on the Bills' blackout position from Matt Sabuda, president of the Buffalo Fan Alliance, a group based in Buffalo that aims to develop innovative solutions through public policy and community based concepts to protect the long term future of professional sports in Buffalo.
"While we are disappointed that the Bills aren't planning to opt-in to the NFL's new relaxed blackout policy, we understand and respect their decision. Unfortunately, the new rule makes it more difficult on small market teams to participate by asking them to predict a ticket selling threshold with the risk of lost revenue. We hope that the rule can be further refined by the league to allow better participation among all markets. We continue to passionately support the team and hope that consistent sellouts will allow every Bills fan the opportunity to see every game this year."