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Bills Daily Charge – June 15

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 15, 2011 – 10:24 am


DAILY REPORT
Countdown to Bills new Uniform Unveiling – 9 days

— The Buffalo Bills announced two changes to their Fan Behavior policy that they want fans to be aware of heading into the 2011 season.

In order to become more in line with the NFL’s recommendation for stadiums opening their parking lots, the Bills lots will now open four hours prior to kickoff. In previous years, the lots opened five hours prior to kickoff.  Last year the organization began closing the lots two hours after the game concluded and that element of the policy will remain intact for 2011.

Additionally, Ralph Wilson Stadium will now be a smoke-free facility. There will no longer be designated smoking areas as in past years. This change will take effect beginning with the new uniform unveiling ceremony later this month.

— The Bills will hold a Gatorade Junior Training Camp today at Como Park School in Lancaster at 10:30-11:30.  The Gatorade Junior Training Camp is a non-contact interactive football program that is designed to stress the importance of physical fitness, good sportsmanship and teamwork for boys and girls between the ages of eight and 12. Billy Buffalo, members of the Buffalo Jills and Buffalo Bills Alumni assist to run each Gatorade Junior Training Camp.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Hojo shares some of the franchise’s most extreme uniform player sizes with some back stories

BuffaloBills.com – Bills announce two changes to fan behavior policy

Buffalo News – Bills to open lots later, ban smoking in stadium 

AP – Buffalo Bills going smoke-free at home games

Buffalo Business First – Bills shorten tailgate time, go smokeless

ESPN.com (AFC East blog) – Lou Saban and Tom Sestak among PFRA Hall of Very Good nominees

Courier-Journal – Eric Wood Healed and Ready for NFL Strike to End

Audio/Video Clips
WKBW
Bills announce Ralph Wilson Stadium now Smoke-Free
SPORTSBLAST: Jaworski Comments on NFL Lockout, Bills
SPORTS BLAST – NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE – DAY 91

WIVB
Ralph Wilson now a smoke-free facility
Packers President Murphy Sees Progress on Talks

WGRZ
Bills Announce Changes to Conduct Policy
Talks said to be continuing between NFL and players

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Pryor to enter supplemental draft

Buffalo News BillBoard Blog
Michaels talks 2 for LA
Sestak, Saban on Hall of Very Good list

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills CEO Russ Brandon on the changes to the Fan Behavior policy — “We have listened to the vast majority of our fans who want to enjoy the game day experience in a smoke-free facility and we wanted to notify all of our fans well in advance of our first home game of this change in our Fan Behavior Policy. It is important that everyone understands that there will be zero tolerance on this element of our policy.”

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
For the 1984 season, the Bills wore a patch on the left shoulder of their uniforms to recognize the 25th anniversary of the American Football League.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Former Bill Thurman Thomas talks with Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership All Star Affair held last night at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.


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