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Lions gameday activities

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

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


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

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

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.


  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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