–Bills versus Vikings: The Buffalo Bills will host the Minnesota Vikings tonight at 7:00pm in their first home game of the 2013 preseason. This week’s game also marks the team’s annual Kids Day contest. More information about Kids Day features can be found on www.buffalobills.com. Friday’s game will be the 11th preseason meeting between Buffalo and Minnesota and the second year in a row since 2012 (L, 14-36). Fans can listen to the game on the Bills flagship station WGR550 (550AM-Buffalo), WCMF (96.5-Rochester), WROC (950AM-Rochester), Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto), or WTKW/WTKV (99.5-105.5-Syracuse).
— In honor of Kids Day and USA Football Month, the Buffalo Bills will host players, coaches and families from select leagues that are members of USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative – a comprehensive youth football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL to further strengthen youth player safety. As the Bills take the field, guests will stand near their favorite Bills players during the performance of the National Anthem, form Stampede Row and face off in a halftime scrimmage.
— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has reached an injury settlement with DT Aaron Tipoti and released him from the roster.
–The Bills and the National Football League are committed to creating a safe, clean, comfortable, and friendly environment for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lots. New Fan Experience Enhancements have been implemented for the 2013 season in an effort to improve the safety and comfort of our fans, and the efficiency of our event operation. Click here for all the information including what fans can and cannot bring with them into the stadium.
–2013 Training Camp: The complete 2013 Training Camp schedule and fan-related information can be found at BuffaloBills.com. Tickets for the night practice on Tuesday, August 20th are now sold out. All five night practices “sold-out” this year.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills head coach:
Q: It’s still the preseason, but are you excited for your first home game?
A: It’ll be my first time on the home side of that stadium. I’ve been at that stadium before as a visiting coach, as a player and as a coach. It’s pretty awesome, everyone that knows me knows I’m a big history guy and I’m a little bit more old school at times, so you’ve got some good old school fans and a good old school stadium that has great views for everyone. It’s an exciting place, those guys get it going, so I’m excited about that for the players, but my focus will be on the field.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Several Buffalo Bills donated season tickets to local community groups and will have banners displayed along the visiting sideline throughout the 2013 season.
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