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BDC 3/19 – Increased Ticket Sales

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 19, 2012 – 10:04 am

–Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon announced Friday that over 1,400 new season tickets were purchased and over 4,000 season tickets were renewed since the signing of DE Mario Williams.

–The Buffalo Bills today announced that WR Derek Hagan has re-signed with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hagan caught 13 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in four games with the Bills in 2011 after joining the team on November 22nd. The 6-2, 215-pound Arizona State product has played in 69 games, making eight starts and recorded 109 catches for 1,221 yards and six touchdowns.

Hagan entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (82nd overall) of Miami in 2006 and spent time on the rosters of the Dolphins (2006-08), New York Giants (2008-10) and Oakland (2011).

CEO Russ Brandon
On the early impact the signing of Mario Williams has had on the organization:
“I think one thing to notice we were pacing very well going into free agency week. We were up about 15% in our renewal business up around 12% in new season ticket sales but since the signing we’ve done 1,400 new seasons [tickets], we’ve renewed about 4,000 seasons [tickets] and I think one thing to notice, too, is the first deposit for season tickets isn’t due for another two weeks. That’s been very positive. We had the most traffic ever on our mobile app, we had over 1.2 million page views on in two days, we’ve had over 6,000 people sign up for the new Mario Williams Nike jersey when that comes out. So there’s been a lot of excitement wrapped around it and it’s great that in today’s day and age that Bills fans all over can follow this and be a part of it.”


DE Mario Williams sat down with lead journalist Chris Brown for an edition of Bills Focus. The full story can be seen here>>>

DAILY LINKS – Bills ticket office extends Saturday, March 17 hours – Does Williams signing change draft approach? – Who is the Bills top free agent signing?

Buffalo News – Wannstedt now has the tools

Buffalo News – Williams story a stress test for Bills Country

Buffalo NewsBills utilized cap flexibility in signing Williams

Rochester D&C –Buffalo Bills hope Mario Williams can have a debut like Bryce Paup

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills signed Mario Williams, but more steps need to be taken

Associated Press – Buffalo Bills see ticket rush after Williams signs

Associated Press – Bills shed frugal reputation by signing Williams

Sports Illustrated – Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback Club

Yahoo! Sports – Mario Williams’ addition has Bills talking playoffs

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
WGRZ-TV  – Williams With Something to Prove To Texans

WGRZ-TV – After Spending Big on Mario, Bills Look To Taxpayers for Stadium Upgrades

WKBW-TV – Williams Signing Boosts Bills Ticket Sales

WBEN – Russ Brandon full audio

WGR550 – Russ Brandon full audio

WGR 550 – Bills Mario Williams’ contract breakdown

Additional Clips
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Fan Friday 3-16
The other Mario recruiters
A good look at Mario impact
Barnett: Unit has to jell and grow
Manning won’t play in AFC East

Tonawanda News – Super job by Bills on signing Williams

Niagara Gazette – Mario Williams is right. Why not us?

Olean Times Herald – Bills sending a message by signing Mario

Wellsville Daily – Williams gives Bills real expectations

Hornell Evening Tribune – Bills, Mario Williams a perfect match

Houston Chronicle – For Bills Fans – A Scouting Report On Mario Williams

Florida Times Union – Bills, Jaguars take different approaches in free agency – Mario Williams takes stout Buffalo defense to next level

Pro Football Talk
Buddy Nix basks in the post-Mario glow
Breaking down the Mario Williams deal
PFT Live: Bills break the bank for Mario Williams
PFT Live: Russert beaming over Mario Williams signing
Buddy Nix suggests No. 1 tailback job is wide open

Pro Football Weekly
Bills DL coach: Williams has ‘no holes in his game’

AFC East Daily
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What Would the Buffalo Bills’ Starting Lineup Look Like if the Season Started Today?
The Mario Williams Effect: Buffalo Bills Sell 1,000 New Season Ticket Packages
Did the Bills Overpay for Mario Williams?

Bleacher Report
Putting His Quiet Brand on the NFL: Russ Brandon Has Redefined the Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
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