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Bills set on sale dates for individual game tickets

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 19, 2018 – 8:01 pm

Bills fans, mark your calendars! Not only have the Buffalo Bills released the 2018 schedule, presented by Ellicott Hotels, they’ve also announced individual game ticket information.

Beginning on Monday, May 7 at 12 p.m., fans who have downloaded the My One Buffalo mobile application can take advantage of an exclusive presale offer on individual game tickets. The presale will conclude the following day, Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. To take advantage of this offer, as well as gain access to the other perks associated with the My One Buffalo app, click here.

On Tuesday, May 8 starting at 9 a.m., group tickets (12 or more) will be on sale. If you are interested in taking advantage of our discounted group pricing, please call our Ticket Office at 1-877-228-4257. Individual game tickets will also be available to the general public for purchase on May 8 at 12 p.m.

For more information on Bills tickets, click here.


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Season Ticket Member of the Month – April

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 16, 2018 – 3:58 pm

Saxon Graham, an Orchard Park native, has been proudly supporting the Buffalo Bills for over five decades. After a stint away from the region, Graham, who had season tickets in the 1960s, renewed his membership during the 1998 season and has had them ever since. Although he currently lives in Florida, Graham still makes time to come home and cheer on his favorite team. From the old Rockpile, to New Era Field, Graham has witnessed Bills history unfold and made many lasting memories over the years.

His journey as a fan has featured many highlights, including attending Buffalo’s first game in Orchard Park after the team relocated. Coming up, Graham and his wife will add a new chapter to their Bills fandom as they attend the 2018 NFL Draft in Dallas. Selected by the Bills as the Season Ticket Member to represent the organization at the event, Graham will join other members from around the NFL for the Season Ticket Member Draft Experience program.

Each year, the initiative gives the chosen members an opportunity of a lifetime. Complete with a chance to walk down the NFL Draft Red Carpet on opening night, the group also gains additional behind-the-scenes access, including an up-close look at all the action. Graham, who is excited to show off his Bills pride, can’t wait to see what happens.

“I like the direction that Beane and McDermott are taking…we’ll see what happens,” said Graham. “I used to live in Houston, so I know Dallas well but I haven’t been to Jerry’s [Jones] stadium yet.”

Congratulations, Saxon!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Saxon for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of April.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, please fill out the form located here.


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New Era Field to light up in honor of veterans

Posted by Kelly Baker on April 13, 2018 – 3:43 pm

If you’re driving by New Era Field this evening, you’ll notice that the towers which surround Buffalo’s home playing field are lit red, white and blue. The gesture is a show of support for a group of 50 local veterans who will travel from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 14, on a special Buffalo/Niagara Honor Flight hosted by M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills Foundation.

The group, which is made up of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans, will make its way to D.C. to visit several national memorials built to commemorate their service. Traveling with the veterans are eight volunteers from M&T Bank, as well as Bills o-linemen Ryan Groy and Dion Dawkins.

In addition to the lights at New Era Field, the community will notice several other buildings donning the patriotic colors. On Saturday evening, to welcome the veterans home, M&T Bank, The Electric Tower, City Hall, Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls will also be lit red, white and blue.

 


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Season Ticket Member of the Month – March

Posted by Kelly Baker on March 22, 2018 – 8:51 am

Longtime Bills fan Jim Russo, has been a valued Season Ticket Member since 1970. Nearly five decades of proudly supporting his favorite team has allowed him to make countless memories. From the Comeback Game, to Buffalo’s Super Bowl appearances, Russo has cherished his time as a Bills fan.

“I went to three of the four Super Bowls,” said Russo when recalling his top moments. “Going to the Super Bowls was a pretty big thrill. I would say the first one was quite an experience with the patriotic theme…it was an emotional thing with the Whitney Houston national anthem.”

Over the years, Russo has enjoyed getting to watch many different players take the field. While his current favorite is cornerback Tre’Davious White, Russo’s all-time favorite Buffalo Bill is special teams ace Steve Tasker.

“I’m a big fan of Steve Tasker,” said Russo. “I think Steve, being a smaller guy, fits the underdog role. I think what he did in the NFL was amazing…it’s amazing the effect that a guy that size had on the games during his career.”

For Russo, attending Bills games is about spending quality time with family and making new friends.

“I go with my brother-in-law,” he said. “We chill out. I enjoy getting to the stadium early…we chill for a couple of hours before the gates open. There’s certain people that we see every Sunday, say hello [and] talk about the game coming up…We do our little review. We’ve made a lot of friends in our area.”

Additionally, Russo has come to appreciate the perks associated with his membership, such as his personal Account Representative.

“If I need something, it’s nice to know that there’s someone there,” Russo explained.

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Jim for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of March. In addition to Jim being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Month, he will receive a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, please fill out the form located here.


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St. Patrick’s Day makes me want to… SHOUT!

Posted by Megan Zenger on March 16, 2018 – 6:42 pm

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Bills fans, feeling lucky? What better way get excited for St. Patrick’s Day than by singing every Buffalonian’s favorite song. Whether you are on the train or at the parade, start the Shout song for a chance to win Bills merchandise.

Enter to win prizes by following the on-screen instructions on the Buffalo Bills Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Conditions apply, please view the Official Contest rules by clicking here.


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Bills launch Predict the Pick 2018

Posted by Kelly Baker on March 2, 2018 – 9:16 am

Bills fans, the 2018 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, which means you’ll once again have a chance to predict who Buffalo will select first!

Predict the Pick, presented by M&T Bank, gives fans a fun and exciting way to share their thoughts on the Draft by choosing the prospects they think will land with the Bills. The fans who correctly predict Buffalo’s first pick, will be entered for a chance to meet him.

To make your pick, click here.

The contest will remain open until Wednesday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m.


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Bills kick off 2018 Schedule Challenge

Posted by Kelly Baker on February 26, 2018 – 2:46 pm

Bills fans, the 2018 Schedule Challenge, presented by Ellicott Hotels, is back!

The annual contest, which officially opened today, Feb. 26, gives Bills fans an opportunity to weigh in on Buffalo’s 2018 season schedule. Fans who take the challenge will be entered for a chance to win a fun prize pack which includes, a pair of 2018 Club Season Tickets, on-field passes to the home opener and an autographed helmet!

Here’s how it works:

-Click here to begin the short quiz

-Each question that you answer correctly counts as one entry

The Schedule Challenge will remain open until Saturday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck, Bills fans!


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Season Ticket Member of the Month – February

Posted by Kelly Baker on February 20, 2018 – 4:12 pm

Nicholas Penna, a Hilton, New York resident and longtime Bills fan, has been a valued Season Ticket Member since 1991. Over the course of his membership, Penna has made many fond memories while attending Bills games and has even forged lasting relationships. While he’s had several exciting experiences, one that he’ll never forget is meeting his wife.

“It was the 2001 season…friends of mine knew someone who got us tickets,” said Penna when reminiscing on how they met. “My wife Candace was a server there. She was working in our section and I was with my buddy Andy [and] my father.”

After some words of encouragement from his dad, Penna introduced himself to her and the two hit it off.

“We got married in 2003,” said Penna. “Matter of fact, we had on-field passes before on-field passes were cool. We took some of our wedding photos on the field.”

Although it’s hard to top this memory, Penna has a few other favorites, including The Comeback Game and the recent snow game against the Indianapolis Colts.

“If I didn’t say The Comeback Game in 1993, I’d be lying but I’m sure everyone that was at that game… [would say that],” said Penna. “The excitement and energy [was great]. I’ve still never heard it louder.”

“Other things that stand out is the snow bowl we just had,” he explained. “I’ve never seen something like that…The only really snow game I can remember was the Divisional Playoff game against the Dolphins in 1990 – the ’90 season. It snowed pretty nicely that game but it didn’t compare to the snow that came down Dec. 10.”

Through the years, Penna has enjoyed watching some of his favorite players take the field. From running back Thurman Thomas to defensive tackle Kyle Williams and quarterback Tyrod Taylor, he’s loved every moment.

Nowadays, Penna shares his passion for the team with his family and views Sundays as an opportunity to spend quality time with them. A fireman for 17 years, Penna and company can be seen on game day wearing firemen helmets. For each Bills game, the group makes their way to Buffalo on Saturday so they can visit with Penna’s mother-in-law, who lives in Blasdell, prior to cheering on their favorite team.

Congratulations, Nicholas!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Nicholas for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of February. In addition to Nicholas being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Month, he will receive a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, please fill out the form located here.


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Bills team up with Republic Services to make environmental impact at New Era Field

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 30, 2018 – 9:07 am

This year, the Buffalo Bills once again proudly teamed up with Republic Services to make a significant impact on the environment. At each home game during the 2017-18 season, the Republic Services Blue Team collected the trash generated at New Era Field and converted it into a clean and renewable power source, such as steam and electricity. From there, the energy was used to power homes and factories in the area!

This remarkable process generated 204,635 kilowatts of renewable electricity, which was enough to power 214 homes for one month. It also saved 15,626 gallons of fuel and avoided 372.06 tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted.

For more stats on how the Bills and Republic Services made a positive impact this year, click here.


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Season Ticket Member of the Month- January

Posted by Megan Zenger on January 17, 2018 – 10:12 am

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From a small town named Albion, located in-between Buffalo and Rochester, lived a Bills fan like no other. While her peers played on the playground, Erica Kuntz attended Bills games playing in the aisles with the children surrounding her families Season Ticket Member seats. She grew up immersed in Buffalo football, cheering weekly for the team her family still loves and cherishes today.

The tradition of attending Bills games first began when her grandfather purchased Season Tickets in 1984. Since then the tickets have been passed from generation to generation, beginning with her mother and then about five years ago being passed to her. When visiting New Era Field for current games, Kuntz brings her three-year-old daughter, keeping the family tradition of Bills football alive.

As a young girl, Kuntz favored the defense particularly her all-time favorite player, defensive end Bruce Smith. While personnel have changed throughout the years, her love of defense remained the same, cheering these days for defensive tackle Kyle Williams.

As one could imagine, Kuntz has several tailgate rituals. In order to make game days feel right, Kuntz always drives her car which proudly showcases her Bills love with a custom-made license plate. After arriving at the field, Kuntz enters the gates early to watch her favorite team warmup and prepare for another one-of-a-kind day at New Era Field.

“You go to the game and start talking with the people parked near you at the tailgate,” stated Kuntz. “You give high fives to the people that are sitting by you when you score a touchdown. You really are part of this Bills family even though you are talking to people that you’ve probably never met before.”

As a Season Ticket Member, Kuntz has gotten to experience a behind the scenes look at Bills football and even announced a draft pick!

“As a Season Ticket Member, you get to go even beyond just watching the game and kind of see the inner workings of what is going on,” stated Kuntz.

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Congratulations, Erica!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Erica for her many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Month for the month of January. In addition to Erica being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Month, she will receive a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Month, please fill out the form located here.


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Playoff Party at (716) Food and Sport

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 5, 2018 – 12:50 pm

Bills fans, put on your favorite game day gear and join the Playoff Party this Sunday, Jan. 7, at (716) Food and Sport!

To celebrate the Buffalo Bills making it to the postseason, (716) will have a DJ and prizes to be given away during the team’s 1:05 p.m. ET Wild Card game against Jacksonville.* Fans can enjoy huddling together to cheer on the Bills, while eating some of Buffalo’s favorite dishes. The one-of-a-kind restaurant features a 38-foot screen for the ultimate game day experience.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

*Please view the official rules here.


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Travel packages for Jacksonville

Posted by Kelly Baker on January 3, 2018 – 4:32 pm

PrimeSport is the official hospitality, game day experience and fan travel provider of the Buffalo Bills and is providing hotel and ticket packages for this weekend’s big playoff game in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars for a wildcard matchup at EverBank Field on Sunday, January 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 pm EST.

There are so many Bills fans eagerly making the trip south for this game. For those looking for a hotel stay and a ticket this is a great opportunity to get both.

To learn more about PrimeSport travel packages, click here.


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Wild Card Watch at (716) Food and Sport

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 27, 2017 – 3:37 pm

Bills fans, get ready for some serious scoreboard watching this Sunday, Dec. 31, at (716) Food and Sport!

A one-stop shop for all your game day needs, (716) provides sports enthusiasts with an exciting atmosphere to cheer on their favorite teams. Not only will fans be able to watch the Bills take on their AFC division rival the Miami Dolphins, they’ll get to follow along with all the games that matter. Located at HARBORCENTER in downtown Buffalo, this unmatched atmosphere is complete with a 38-foot video screen, Buffalo’s culinary favorites and much more.

Starting at kickoff, at 4:25 p.m., fans can stop by to help root for the Bills, capture the moment in a photo booth and get pumped up with music from DJ Milk. During the game, prizes will be given away, including two Super Bowl tickets!*

We look forward to seeing you there! Go Bills!

*Please view the official rules here.


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50-50 winner from Bills-Dolphins announced

Posted by Megan Zenger on December 22, 2017 – 9:59 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Stanley Rola has won the 50-50 raffle for the Bills-Dolphins game. The jackpot was $71,486, with a winning ticket for $35,743.

Rola bought a ticket with his friend Stan Brese, who he has attended games with for over 15 years. The two plan to spend the money on vacations.

Congratulations, Stanley!


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One Buffalo Organization of the Game – Week 15

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 19, 2017 – 9:08 am

At Buffalo’s Week 15 game against the Miami Dolphins, the Bills recognized the Belle Center, which provides a variety of educational and social services for children, seniors and families, as the One Buffalo Organization of the Game. In honor of the organization’s contributions and commitment to bettering the Western New York Community, Bills guard John Miller presented the group with a commemorative game ball. Additionally, the Belle Center will receive a donation.

With input from the players, the Bills celebrated a different local organization at each home game this season.

Congratulations to each of the winners!


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50-50 winner from Bills-Colts announced

Posted by Megan Zenger on December 15, 2017 – 9:50 am

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The Buffalo Bills Foundation is proud to announce that Cameron McClelland from Daytona, Florida, has won the 50-50 raffle from the Bills-Colts game. The jackpot was $44,070, with a winning ticket for $22,035.

Congratulations, Cameron!


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Snow shovelers needed at New Era Field

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 12, 2017 – 11:34 am

The Buffalo Bills and Jani-King are asking anyone ages 18 and over (or under 18 with   proper working papers) interested in shoveling snow inside the stadium to come to New Era Field starting at 9 AM tomorrow (Tuesday, December 12, 2017).

Shovelers can sign up with Jani-King beginning at 9 AM tomorrow and may register to work anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM. Rate of pay is $11 per hour.  Lunch and dinner breaks will be provided throughout the shifts in a comfortable warming area. Those interested in shoveling must have proper identification (driver’s license, state ID) to be able to work.

A complimentary Bills game ticket will be given to those that work a four-hour shift or longer. Two tickets will be provided for those that work multiple four-hour shifts.

Prospective snow shovelers are also asked to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring their own shovels (shovels will be provided if you do not have one).

Shovelers may enter off Abbott Road just north of the Team Store and proceed  to the Jani-King office trailer east of Parking Lot 6 to register to work.

For more information, please email jksnowevent2017@gmail.com.

 

 


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One Buffalo Organization of the Game – Week 14

Posted by Kelly Baker on December 11, 2017 – 4:31 pm

During Buffalo’s Week 14 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, the Bills recognized the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, which provides youth with educational and social enrichment programs and offers support to seniors, as the One Buffalo Organization of the Game. In honor of the organization’s contributions and commitment to bettering our community, Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and fullback Pat DiMarco presented the group with a commemorative game ball. Additionally, the Northwest Buffalo Community Center will receive a donation.

With input from the players, the Buffalo Bills will continue to celebrate a different local organization at each home game this season.

Congratulations!


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Bills to give away over 1,000 prizes and Super Bowl tickets at Fan Appreciation Day game

Posted by Megan Zenger on December 11, 2017 – 2:39 pm

Bills fans, it’s almost time for the team’s annual Fan Appreciation game! To thank fans for their continued loyalty and support, more than 1,000 prizes will be awarded at the Dolphins vs. Bills game, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at New Era Field.  Of the winners, 500 will be selected through the My One Buffalo mobile application and about 500 more will be randomly selected by seat location. Buffalo’s Week 15 matchup against Miami is presented by Zippo.

Read below to find out how you can enter to win a cool prize, including a pair of Super Bowl LII tickets!

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LII:

  1. To be eligible to win, you must be a My One Buffalo member and be located in New York State. If you are not currently a member, there’s still time to register! It’s free!

-To download the My One Buffalo mobile app on an Apple device, click here.

-To download the My One Buffalo mobile app on an Android device, click here.

*View tutorial videos on how to use My One Buffalo 2.0 by clicking here.

  1. Make sure that you’ve enabled Bluetooth AND set location services in the mobile app to “always”.
  2. Starting Monday Dec. 11 up until 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 17, fans will have the opportunity to fill out a form located in the My One Buffalo app to enter to win! One entry per fan.
  3. A winner will be notified via email by the end of the Dolphins vs. Bills game.

Conditions apply, please view the Official Rules by clicking here.

In addition to a pair of Super Bowl LII tickets, fans will have the opportunity to win over 1,000 prizes throughout the Bills vs. Dolphins game.

Here’s how to win other prizes while at New Era Field on Dec. 17:

  1. To be eligible to win, you must be a My One Buffalo member logged in through the mobile app. (See above to become a member for free if you aren’t already.)
  2. As always, make sure that you’ve enabled Bluetooth AND set location services in the mobile app to “always”.
  3. When you come to the Dec. 17th game, look for representatives of the One Buffalo Street Team, who will be at the following locations:
  • Labatt Blue Zone: Labatt Blue West End Plaza
  • Fan Zone in the ADPRO Sports Training Center
  • M&T Bank Gate 6
  1. A One Buffalo Street Team representative will then scan your digital My One Buffalo membership card, which you can find on the My One Buffalo app. Once your membership card has been scanned, you will automatically be entered to win a prize.
  2. Winners will be notified via the email address associated with their My One Buffalo membership during the game! The email will direct winners to a designated Guest Service booth located on the 100 level to pick up their prize.

Conditions apply, please view the Official Rules by clicking here.


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Season Ticket Member of the Game

Posted by Megan Zenger on December 11, 2017 – 12:36 pm

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Buffalo Bills games have been a family affair for Mitchell Stone from the start. Stone first purchased two season tickets when the Bills welcomed quarterback Jim Kelly to the franchise in 1986. Being able to watch his all-time favorite player with his family and friends was all it took for Stone to fall in love with the Bills. 30 years later, Stone still makes his way to New Era Field each game day, surrounded now by his children, as well as some of his grandchildren.

Over the years, Stone has made countless memories as a fan. Like many diehard Bills fans, Stone vividly remembers The Comeback Game when the Bills beat the Oilers in overtime, allowing them to advance to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game and eventually earn a spot in Super Bowl XXVII.

“[The] best memory I have is being there with my boys,” stated Stone. “I can remember my son Scott asking me at halftime, ‘Dad do you think we have a chance?’ and I said, ‘Yeah if we come out and score’ and then Houston came out and scored.”

No matter the outcome, Stone and his family are there to see it all.

“Everything about the whole experience up there… it’s hard to describe,” stated Stone. “You’ve got 70,000 people with you. When it comes down to that last two minutes of the game, everyone is just going crazy. It’s fun to stop and look around and all your emotions just go up and down.”

Over the years, Bills football has been passed from generation to generation in the Stone family. As he attends tailgates at New Era Field, Stone relaxes with his grandchildren while his children make food for the whole crew.

Following the tailgate, Stone and his children make their way to the stadium to their seats and get ready to cheer on their current favorite Bills, running back LeSean McCoy, quarterback Tyrod Taylor and center Eric Wood.

As a Season Ticket Member, Stone has enjoyed many perks throughout the years. His favorite is the Bills Bucks Card, which he regularly uses throughout the season.

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Congratulations, Mitchell!

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Mitchell for his many years of being a dedicated Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game. In addition to Mitchell being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received two pregame on-field passes to the Colts versus Bills game on Dec. 10, a club seat upgrade, an autographed item and select 2017 Bills merchandise.

If you would like to nominate a Season Ticket Member of the Game, please fill out the form located here.


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