Debbie Dittly has been a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member since 1986. A Buffalo native, Dittly’s love for the Bills started at an early age. Reflecting on her favorite Bills memories, Dittly fondly recalls attending games at the old Rock Pile with her father who helped inspire her passion for the team.
“It was at the Rock Pile, I must’ve been about seven or eight years old,” said Dittly when describing her very first Bills game. “I went with my dad – my dad started me with football. I’ll just never forget the name Cookie Gilchrist…it just stuck with me all these years…that’s what got me started with being a Bills fan.”
Over the years, Dittly has cherished the time she’s spent watching her beloved Bills take the field. Whether she is celebrating at New Era Field with her family and friends or traveling to support the team on the road, Dittly has taken pride in representing Buffalo. Even during some of her most trying times, Dittly has taken comfort in her connection to the Bills.
One game in particular that has special meaning for Dittly is the 1993 AFC Championship game featuring the Bills and the Chiefs.
“I really think that the championship [game], back in January of 1994, my dad had just passed away on Christmas day,” said Dittly. “So it was a real kind of experience…it was just the most memorable game…I’ll never forget it. This is a time that was so sad in my life with my dad passing, [but] it was one of the best games ever.”
Today, Dittly can be found with her brother, husband and host of other friendly Bills fans, tailgating in the camper lot before each home game at New Era Field.
“We have a blast,” explained Dittly. “We have a whole group of people that we tailgate with. We always have a great time.”
In addition to the game day experience, Dittly has come to enjoy the perks associated with her membership. Her favorites are presale ticket offers and the Bills Bucks Card.
The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Debbie for her many years of being a dedicated Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of May. In addition to Debbie being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Month, she will receive two pregame on-field passes to a game during the 2017 season, a club seat upgrade, an autographed football, and select 2017 Bills merchandise.
If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, email us the account number, name and the reason for your nomination to Tickets@bills.nfl.net. Please use the subject line, “STM of the Month Nomination.”
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