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11/18/13: Poloncarz Statement on Disruptive Fan Behavior at RWS Stadium


ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued this statement regarding yesterday afternoon’s incident at Ralph Wilson Stadium wherein a fan fell from the upper deck into the 200 level, injuring himself and another fan:

“Yesterday’s reckless and dangerous incident at Ralph Wilson Stadium is an example of the type of behavior that gives Buffalo a bad reputation and that can never be tolerated, dismissed, or accepted. By his actions, this individual has shown that he is a danger to himself and others, and we fully support barring him from future events at the Stadium. The message must be received by all fans that safe and appropriate behavior while in the Stadium and on the grounds is not just a suggestion, but is codified in the Bills’ Fan Code of Conduct, with which we strongly agree and completely support. Injurious and disruptive behavior will never be condoned or excused, but will be eliminated and prosecuted whenever and wherever possible.”