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Vertex Solutions lights up New Era Field with new LED lighting system

Posted by Kelly Baker on September 26, 2017 – 4:23 pm

The Buffalo Bills are playing under the lights of a significantly upgraded LED system at New Era Field this season. Vertex Solutions has installed a new Carolina High Mast LED light system at the home of the Bills. The new system has cut energy consumption in half, while increasing lighting levels nearly 30%. While saving 390 kilowatts over the course of the season, it still renders a more crisp, white light that shows colors more true for a clear high definition television broadcast. The Carolina High Mast system also utilizes ultra low flicker technology to allow more extreme slow motion replay to be seen with clear illumination that is not possible with other systems.

Historically, stadium lights have lengthy warm-up periods, which can lead to delays in game action following a power disruption, and can consume excess energy. Carolina High Mast’s system offers instant performance, eliminating the long start delays. It also contains an integral DMX control unit, which will allow New Era Field the ability to initiate flashing, strobing and chasing of lights, which can enhance the experience for concerts and special events.

Vertex Solutions is the local representative of Texas-based Carolina High Mast, a leader in outdoor lighting for more than 20 years. New Era Field is the third professional sports venue to install a CHM system this year, joining SunTrust Park (Atlanta) and AT&T Park (San Francisco).

Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. is an independent sales agency covering the Upstate New York area. Vertex provides leading-edge LED lighting equipment, controls and electrical supplies focusing on new and innovative ways to cut energy costs, increase sustainability, and improve the environment – both indoors and out. Through this new technology, it is now possible to make the workplace more comfortable, more productive, and more friendly while helping to make the planet greener through the reduction of the carbon footprint of all buildings and facilities everywhere. This new evolution of LED lighting increases the quality of lighting at home and in the workplace while driving energy costs down. We can now look beyond today knowing that the future has never looked brighter. For more information, visit

Carolina High Mast is a division of Fort Worth, Texas based CHM Industries, Inc.  Carolina High Mast is a leader in high output, energy efficiency lighting systems for use in large scale applications like roadway, ports, rail yards, parks and recreation, and professional sporting venues.  A leader in sports lighting for nearly 20 years, Carolina High Mast has provided lighting systems to many professional stadiums throughout the NFL, MLB and MLS leagues.  All lighting systems, LED luminaires and structures are designed and manufactured by Carolina High Mast in the United States of America. For more information about the sports lighting offering of Carolina High Mast, visit  “Like” Carolina High Mast and share how the new lighting at New Era Field has impacted your fan experience on Facebook at  To learn more about the other product offerings of CHM Industries, Inc. visit

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Recent visits to Buffalo not pretty for Dolphins

Posted by Chris Brown on December 24, 2016 – 10:25 am

The Dolphins have lost each of their last four games in Buffalo, and the last three haven’t even been close.

Miami has lost their last three games at Buffalo by an average of 18 points.

Turnovers by Miami has dominated the trend. Here’s a look at the Dolphins last four losses at New Era Field.

Nov. 15, 2012 – Bills win 19-14 – Dolphins commit three turnovers
Dec. 22, 2013 – Bills win 19-0 – Dolphins commit two turnovers
Sept. 14, 2014 – Bills win 29-10 – Dolphins commit two turnovers
Nov. 8, 2015 – Bills win 33-17 – Dolphins commit one turnover

Running the football was also a problem for Miami in those four losses. They averaged just over 40 yards rushing in those four defeats (40.5 yds/gm).

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New edition New Era caps

Posted by Chris Brown on November 26, 2016 – 2:06 pm

New Era is giving fans the opportunity to compete in three ultimate tailgating games! Starting at 9:30AM Sunday in the Activation Lot, competitors will be given the chance to win some awesome prizes.

In the first tailgating game, Oversized Pong, six large garbage cans will be set up in a triangle formation. If challengers sink all three shots, they’ll win a hat voucher to the New Era Field Store. If two shots are made, New Era swag will be won. Sink one shot or none at all? That’s okay! Every lucky participant will receive a koozie!

In the second game, Bean Bag Toss, fans will have three opportunities to sink a bean bag and win! In New Era’s third and final tailgating game, Flip Cap, competitors will flip three caps to land them right-side up. Prizes awarded to winners are the same for all three games.

New Era is also launching the fifth cap in our exclusive New Era Field series – this one is custom created by Aaron Williams. The cap will be available for sale at New Era Field this Sunday.











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New Era cap designed by Tyrod on sale today

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2016 – 8:13 am

There will be a newly designed Bills cap making its debut at New Era Field today.

New Era is unveiling a new Bills cap that was designed by QB Tyrod Taylor and it will be on sale at New Era Field today. Here’s a look at the cap, which incorporates elements of the Municipal flag of Buffalo (lightning and stars).


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