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Lions gameday activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 26, 2014 – 3:04 pm

Here’s a rundown of gameday activities for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.
Gates open: 5:30 p.m.

Pregame
Player warm-ups: 5:45 p.m.
Stampede performance
Leader of the Charge: Billy Buffalo
Color guard: Boy Scout Troop 129
National anthem: Chayenne Bruyere

Halftime
USA Football / Heads Up Football scrimmage
August represents USA Football Month for the NFL and USA Football, with a special emphasis on the Heads Up Football initiative. Heads Up Football (HUF) is a comprehensive youth football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL to further strengthen youth player safety.

Tailgating Reminder: No open fires are permitted in the Bills parking lots or on stadium grounds. Fires in contained grills are permitted.  Please do not empty hot coals on the parking lot pavement. Thank you!

Security Process: Remember to arrive at the gates early to avoid missing any of the pregame activities.  Be sure to empty pockets in preparation for the metal detection screening process at gate entry.

Make Mom Proud: Follow the Bills fan code of conduct available here.

Designated Driver:  If you’re over 21, stop by any Guest Service Booth and pledge not to drink and make sure everyone in your group gets home safely.  Designated drives will receive a coupon good for one non-alcoholic beverage and will be entered into a raffle to win the Designated Driver of the Game prize and sweepstakes with a chance to win Pro Bowl or Super Bowl tickets. Sign up here.

50/50 Raffle: The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

Visa Deal of the Game: Buy one get one 50% off on select Bills headwear.

BAG POLICY REMINDER:

  1. Clear Bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  2. One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted.
  3. Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap is permitted.

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Gameday Activities: Kids Day vs. Buccaneers

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 21, 2014 – 3:48 pm

Here’s a rundown of gameday activities for Saturday’s Kids Day game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m.
Gates open: 3:00 p.m.
Tailgate Parties: Kids Day Tailgate in Lot 4 features live entertainment, kids games and discounted concessions.

Giveaway
The first 30,000 children (14 and under) will receive a pair of Bills sunglasses courtesy of Independent Health

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Pregame
Player warm-ups: 3:35 p.m.
Stampede performance
Thank you fans ceremony
Color guard: Dunkirk High School JROTC
National anthem: Baylee Morrison

Halftime

USA Football / Heads Up Football scrimmage
August represents USA Football Month for the NFL and USA Football, with a special emphasis on the Heads Up Football initiative. Heads Up Football (HUF) is a comprehensive youth football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL to further strengthen youth player safety.

Tailgating Reminder: No open fires are permitted in the Bills parking lots or on stadium grounds. Fires in contained grills are permitted.  Please do not empty hot coals on the parking lot pavement. Thank you!

Security Process: Remember to arrive at the gates early to avoid missing any of the pregame activities.  Be sure to empty pockets in preparation for the metal detection screening process at gate entry.

Make Mom Proud: Follow the Bills fan code of conduct available here.

Designated Driver:  If you’re over 21, stop by any Guest Service Booth and pledge not to drink and make sure everyone in your group gets home safely.  Designated drives will receive a coupon good for one non-alcoholic beverage and will be entered into a raffle to win the Designated Driver of the Game prize and sweepstakes with a chance to win Pro Bowl or Super Bowl tickets. Sign up here.

Visa Deal of the Game: Spend $50 and get the Logo Bandz for FREE!

 

BAG POLICY REMINDER:

  1. Clear Bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted.
  2. One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted.
  3. Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap is

permitted.


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Dolphins vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 19, 2013 – 10:18 am

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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Gates open: 11:30 a.m.
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 a.m. 

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.

Pregame
Player warm-ups: 11:55 a.m.
DownBeat Percussion Drum Corps
High School Coach of the Year
All-WNY High School Football Team
Jills Cheerleaders routine
Leader of the Charge: Leonard Smith
Snapple Ultimate Fan Experience winner: Stephen Johnston
Color guard: VFW Post 2936
National anthem: The Morgan Sisters

Halftime
DownBeat Percussion Drum Corps

Bills and New York National Guard High School Football Coach of the Year Award
The Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard will recognize all of the 2013 High School Coaches of the Week in a pre-game, on-field ceremony and announce the 2013 Coach of the Year.

Play 60 Challenge & Fuel Up to Play 60 Pregame Ceremony
The Bills will host 20 students and 11 teachers from local Play 60 schools, as part of the Play 60 Challenge and Fuel Up to Play 60 programs.

All-Western New York High School Football Team Recognition
As part of the “Salute to High School Football” members of the All-Western New York High School Football Team will be recognized on the scoreboard.

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.  For more information on the Bills 50/50 Raffle please visit http://www.buffalobills.com/5050.

Change to parking exit process will improve postgame traffic
Big Tree Road will be closed to westbound traffic during postgame to allow for easier exit from select stadium lots. Full Details >

Republic Services
For your convenience on game day, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guest’s home in their own car. This allows guests to return home using a safe method in their own car. For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Buy one get one 50% off on Bills winter headwear.

Fan Experience Enhancements
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.  Several 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.  LEARN MORE.


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Jets vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 13, 2013 – 5:03 pm

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Gates open: 11:30 a.m.
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 a.m.

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.  Scoreboard Lot C: 10:00 am -12:30 pm Hit’N’Run (rock cover band) will perform two sets: 10:00 – 10:45 am, 11:00 – 11:45 pm. The tailgate will include interactive inflatable games, appearances by the Jills Cheerleaders and souvenirs from partners.  Food and beverage will be for sale.

M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers
Five finalists of the Touchdown for Teachers promotion will be honored on-field.  The winner will be announced and awarded a $1,000 check for their school from the Buffalo Bills.

Salute to Service
The Buffalo Bills will host 50 active members of the military – 10 from each branch – on the field prior to kickoff.  The servicemen and women will be honored for their commitment, and a rendition of God Bless America will be performed at that time.  Following their departure from the field a full-field flag will cover the playing surface during the National Anthem.

Pregame
Player warm-ups: 11:55 a.m.
Salute to Service Ceremony
Jills Cheerleaders routine
Leader of the Charge: Jay Riemersma
Snapple Ultimate Fan Experience winner: Stacey Peters
Color guard: NYS National Guard
National anthem: Dan Brown
Full-field flag: New York National Guard

Halftime
New York National Guard live reaffirmation oath ceremony.

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to Wounded Warrior Project and Clear Path for Veterans.  For more information on the Bills 50/50 Raffle please visit http://www.buffalobills.com/5050.

Change to parking exit process will improve postgame traffic
Big Tree Road will be closed to westbound traffic during postgame to allow for easier exit from select stadium lots. Full Details >

Republic Services
For your convenience on game day, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guest’s home in their own car. This allows guests to return home using a safe method in their own car. For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Spend $75 on your Visa card and receive a Bills camoflaugue can cooler for free.

Fan Experience Enhancements
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.  Several 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.  LEARN MORE.


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Bengals vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 10, 2013 – 12:30 pm

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 pm
Gates open: 11:30 am
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 am

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.
Scoreboard Lot C: 10:00 am -12:30 pm Widow Maker (rock cover band) will perform two sets: 10:00 – 10:45 am, 11:00 – 11:45 pm. The tailgate will include interactive inflatable games, appearances by the Jills Cheerleaders and souvenirs from partners.  Food and beverage will be for sale.

Giveaway
The first 50,000 fans will receive a pink ECMC and ADPRO Sports Yowie® rally band. The Yowie rally band can be worn and used for multiple purposes, including a headband, scarf, wristband, rally towel, neck warmer, etc.

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Volunteers from Zeta Tau Alpha and the Buffalo Bills Womens’ Association will hand out 15,000 pink BCA ribbons.

Pregame
Player warm-ups: 11:55 am
Jills Cheerleaders routine
Breast cancer survivor recognition
Leader of the Charge: Scott Norwood
Snapple Ultimate Fan Experience winner: Thomas Peters
Color guard: Ely-Fagan American Legion Post
National anthem: Diane Chase

Halftime – USA Football scrimmage

Billieve Breast Cancer Awareness
As a part of the NFL’s month-long Crucial Catch initiative, Sunday’s Billieve game will promote breast cancer awareness through a number of gameday activities, a gate giveaway, player and fan gear, and pink on the field and throughout Ralph Wilson Stadium. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized on the field during a pregame ceremony celebrating their years of survivorship, and two of those survivors will be a part of the commemorative pink game ball delivery. The Akron and Albion 10-11 year old youth football teams of the Niagara Orleans Football Association will scrimmage in pink gear at halftime, mirroring the gear worn by Bills players during the game. Billieve breast cancer awareness merchandise will be sold throughout the stadium with a portion benefitting the fight against breast cancer, as well as pink ribbon cookies sold in the club seating areas, to benefit the ECMC Lifeline Foundation’s Mobile Mammography Coach.

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the ECMC Lifeline Foundation.  For more information on the Bills 50/50 Raffle please visit http://www.buffalobills.com/5050.

Republic Services
For your convenience on game day, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guest’s home in their own car. This allows guests to return home using a safe method in their own car. For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Spend $75 and get a Billieve earring or pendant for free.

Fan Experience Enhancements
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.  Several 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.  LEARN MORE.


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Ravens vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 26, 2013 – 2:06 pm

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 pm
Gates open: 11:30 am
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 am

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.
Scoreboard Lot C: 10:00 am -12:30 pm Karma (rock cover band) will perform two sets: 10:00 – 10:45 am, 11:00 – 11:45 pm. The tailgate will include interactive inflatable games, appearances by the Jills Cheerleaders and souvenirs from partners.  Food and beverage will be for sale.

Giveaway
 The first 50,000 guests through the gate will receive a Time Warner Cable rally towel.

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Pregame
Player warm-ups: 11:55 am
Syracuse University Marching Band: 12:30 pm
Jills Cheerleaders routine: 12:45 pm
Leader of the Charge: Henry Jones
Snapple Ultimate Fan Experience winner: Paul Szlapak
Color guard: Boy Scout Troop 325
National anthem: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Halftime
Syracuse University Marching Band

Hispanic Heritage Month and Award
Members of the Belle Center will be in the stands as guests of Kiko Alonso and Marcell Dareus.  Lucy Candelario, Executive Director of the Belle Center Buffalo will receive the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award during the pregame festivities.

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle on gamedays at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold to fans through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium with half the proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other half going to the BPO and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation.  For more information on the Bills 50/50 Raffle please visit www.buffalobills.com/5050

Republic Services
For your convenience on game day, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guest’s home in their own car. This allows guests to return home using a safe method in their own car. For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Spend $75 and get a foam finger for free.

Fan Experience Enhancements
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.  Several 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.  LEARN MORE.


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Patriots vs. Bills Gameday Activities

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 5, 2013 – 10:17 pm

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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Kickoff: 1:00 pm
Gates open: 11:30 am
Abbott Road closing: 8:00 am

Tailgate Parties
Healthy Zone Fieldhouse: 9:30 am.  Indoor tailgate includes vendors and interactive games.
Scoreboard Lot C: 10:00 am -12:30 pm featuring Gimme Buffett (Jimmy Buffett and party song covers) who will perform two sets: 10:00 – 10:45 am, 11:00 – 11:45 pm. The tailgate will include interactive inflatable games, appearances by the Jills Cheerleaders and souvenirs from partners.  Food and beverage will be for sale.

Giveaway
The first 50,000 guests through the gates will receive a Buffalo Bills and BlueRock Energy NFL-approved bag.

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Pregame
Player warm ups: 11:55 am
Milford Mill Marching Band: 12:30 pm
Jills Cheerleaders routine: 12:45 pm
Leader of the Charge: Don Beebe
Color guard: US Marine Corps
National anthem: Caitlin Koch

Halftime
Milford Mill Marching Band

Bills 50/50 Raffle
The Buffalo Bills are teaming up with Pointstreak 5050 on an innovative platform to raise charitable funds for the Buffalo community and Western New York region through an electronic 50/50 raffle. The Pointstreak 5050 system enables raffle tickets to be sold through mobile sellers utilizing electronic handheld devices, portable printers, and a number of stationary selling terminals around Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Half of the net proceeds will go to one lucky fan and half to benefit  the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Republic Services
For your convenience, the Buffalo Bills and Republic Services Blue Team will be handing out blue recycling bags and black garbage bags to tailgaters to help keep their space clean. Tailgaters are encouraged to fill the bags and leave them at the end of their tailgate for Bills staff to pick up before the end of the game.

Designated Drivers of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills, in partnership with Designated Drivers of Buffalo, offer an alternative to driving in order to ensure that guests return home safely. Guests who are uncomfortable driving home have access to this unique service by calling (716) 713-7703. Arrangements can be made prior to a game or on game days. Two representatives from Designated Drivers of Buffalo will meet a guest and their party to drive the guests home in their own car.  For more information, please visit www.designateddriversofbuffalo.com. Thank you for being responsible.

Visa Deal of the Game
Spend $75 and get a clear reusable bag for free.

Fan Experience Enhancements
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.  Several 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.  LEARN MORE.


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Wind picking up

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2010 – 11:05 am

It looks like while there will be mild temps and sunny skies, that the wind might have something to say today.

In the last 20 minutes (prior to 11 am), the wind has picked up considerably, with gusts up to 20 mph. We’ll see if these conditions hold up through kickoff at 1 pm.


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Weather won’t be factor

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2010 – 10:46 am

Cincinnati in late November is unseasonably mild here at Paul Brown Stadium.

Forecast is for highs in low 60’s, wind is negligible and mostly sunny skies. The mild temps even have the players fired up. Just check out Drayton Florence’s latest tweet.

DraytonFlorence Perfect weather great day for a win pick six and #28LiLLeo takin a punt to the house.


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