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Parking lot #1 permit update

Posted by Chris Brown on November 5, 2010 – 9:34 am

Hey Bills fans, if you’ve got tickets to any of the remaining home games at the Ralph, you’ll want to read this.

The Bills are offering Parking Lot #1, known for some of the Bills top tailgaters, for fans to buy on a first-come first-serve basis.
Formerly a cash lot, Lot 1 will now be a permit-only lot beginning with the Bills vs. Detroit Lions game on Sunday, November 14, 2010.  No vehicles will be permitted to park in this lot without the proper parking permit.

The parking permit for Lot 1 guarantees fans a parking space regardless of when fans arrive, and costs only $20 per game.  The newly paved lot is conveniently located right off of Big Tree Road (Route 20A) with easy access to Route 219.  The lot offers additional porta-johns, increased security and a fun and safe atmosphere with parking near the Bills Field House and Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Season ticket holders were offered the opportunity to purchase parking passes for Lot 1 and the remaining spaces are now available to the public.

The change to a permit-only lot is an effort to enhance the traffic flow and improve the game day experience for fans.

Interested fans can contact the Bills customer service department at 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257) to purchase a permit for any or all of the remaining home games.

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Fan rating surprising

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2010 – 11:48 am

The Daily Beast put together a rankings list of the NFL’s most dedicated fans. Surprisingly, it did not look favorably on Bills fans.

The rankings list was put together using average annual stadium attendance percentage over the past four years, average fan cost index and tailgating rank, Bills fans ranked 26th.

I think where Bills fans got hurt was while their average annual stadium attendance is high (94.6%), the average cost for a family of four to attend ($292 and change) was among the lowest in the league. So fans that turn out in similarly high numbers (like Dallas 102.2%) and pay close to twice as much to do so (avg. family of 4 – $514.57) earn the higher ranking. Not really sure how fair that approach is to be honest.

Buffalo ranked ninth out of 32 teams in the tailgating rankings, though it should be noted the Daily Beast used rankings that are more than three years old as that rankings list is from 2007, with Baltimore ranked as the best tailgating locale. 

Either way here’s their top 5
1. Dallas
2. Indianapolis
3. Green Bay
4. Cincinnati
5. Tampa Bay

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Perfect tailgate weather

Posted by Chris Brown on October 8, 2010 – 4:15 pm

If you want to be part of a perfect Bills tailgate, this is the Sunday to do it.

The weather forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 66 degrees and no wind. You can’t ask for better fall tailgating weather. Knowing the game is blacked out locally, it might not be a bad idea to load up the barbecue for a Sunday morning jaunt to One Bills Drive.

And the oddsmakers are expecting a close game with the Jaguars favored by a point.

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Tailgate lots

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2008 – 1:43 pm

For those of you that did not make last year’s Monday night game and are wondering when the lots open up for the Browns game at 3:30pm.

Be sure to check out the Molson Ultimate Tailgate party, which begins at 4:40 in Lot C (outside Gate 5) where we’ll be doing pre-game radio live on 97 Rock right behind the scoreboard. They’ll be live music and food, the whole nine. See you out there.

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