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Attendance Sunday?

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22 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Replacement for Kids day in preseason? They had no 4pm games which is why they didn’t have a specific kids day. They had family oriented stuff for both home games though, it was said. I wasn’t there so not sure.

 

 

Took the little guy to the field house pregame, nothing but other disappointed folks with kids standing outside the locked doors.

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14 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

FWIW, they had a hard time in December even back to the Super Bowl years.

almost 8K more seats back then

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15 minutes ago, zow2 said:

I have two lower bowl tickets for Sunday that I cannot give away.  So yeah I expect low attendance.

 

My buddy who is driving for this one wanted out, citing the weather.  Won't let him off the hook though as I had to drive out for the Tampa game.  

32 minutes ago, Tatonka68 said:

People sick of the kneeling and would rather play xbox.

 

Attendance is way down in all sports.  I doubt this has to do with the NFL players kneeling.

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1 minute ago, Bills fan since 87 said:

 

My buddy who is driving for this one wanted out, citing the weather.  Won't let him off the hook though as I had to drive out for the Tampa game.  

Damn, son and i driving 8 hours to see this game. Guy who has tickets with me cant give his ticket away either. 

 

I am guessing about 80% full at kickoff

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I drive over six hours to the game.   By the end of the Pats game I had decided that I'm shutting it down for the season. 

 

Anyone want two tickets, for free?  PM me. 

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16 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I drive over six hours to the game.   By the end of the Pats game I had decided that I'm shutting it down for the season. 

 

Anyone want two tickets, for free?  PM me. 

 

Please post an update with the number of PMs you got for this :lol:

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31 minutes ago, nucci said:

That was so '90s

Ha! Even then it was a problem. 1994 AFC Championship, Ch.2 had to buy thousands of tickets to avoid a blackout. 

 

People can argue about real football in the snow all they want. Reality is no one wants to freeze their azzes off. Build a dome, Mr. Pegula.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I drive over six hours to the game.   By the end of the Pats game I had decided that I'm shutting it down for the season. 

 

Anyone want two tickets, for free?  PM me. 

For free would be taking advantage.

 

But I will take them for ten bucks each. You can pay me by check or paypal. 

 

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None of this bodes well for the Bills on Sunday! The fans appear done, the players are being sent to IR, and watching the Coach's press conference gave me the sense that he too sees the next month as the beginning of the offseason.

 

Its all really said. Out here in LA the Chargers, with the exact same record, are gearing up for a playoff run. After the Ravens lose on Sunday night to the Steelers and the Raiders/Chiefs game pushes one of them below 'us' the Bills in the hunt status could be more real than ever.  But....as is typical of this organization it's just way easier to shut it all down and start the visions of next year's sugar plum fairy draft picks dancing in their heads.

 

No wonder the drought continues...and will go on and on.

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1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:

It’s Family Day and they are favored to win,  but it’s a meh oppponent and it’s supposed to be really cold. I guess I expected a good crowd - still in playoff race.

Still in the playoff race, but the nurses are hooking up the life support equipment.

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31 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

I drive over six hours to the game.   By the end of the Pats game I had decided that I'm shutting it down for the season. 

 

Anyone want two tickets, for free?  PM me. 

 

Good for you. I feel the same way, but the crew wants to ride out the year because some of us aren’t renewing next year.

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1 minute ago, SoCal Deek said:

None of this bodes well for the Bills on Sunday! The fans appear done, the players are being sent to IR, and watching the Coach's press conference gave me the sense that he too sees the next month as the beginning of the offseason.

 

Its all really said. Out here in LA the Chargers, with the exact same record, are gearing up for a playoff run. After the Ravens lose on Sunday night to the Steelers and the Raiders/Chiefs game pushes one of them below 'us' the Bills in the hunt status could be more real than ever.  But....as is typical of this organization it's just way easier to shut it all down and start the visions of next year's sugar plum fairy draft picks dancing in their heads.

 

No wonder the drought continues...and will go on and on.

 

I don't see a team that has given up. I do see a fan base that has.

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44 minutes ago, Bills fan since 87 said:

 

My buddy who is driving for this one wanted out, citing the weather.  Won't let him off the hook though as I had to drive out for the Tampa game.  

 

Attendance is way down in all sports.  I doubt this has to do with the NFL players kneeling.

 

People still like to attend games (especially when winning) but I feel like it's not as important with the younger generation....soon to be the ticket buyers.  My son enjoys fantasy football but he never sits and watches a whole game...he just checks out his FF scores and maybe some redzone.  

 

I think I'm dumping my season tix after this year.  I live too far and can't sell the late season games.   I'd rather cherry pick whatever game(s) I want to attend and buy 50 yard line seats probably for face value.

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19 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Ha! Even then it was a problem. 1994 AFC Championship, Ch.2 had to buy thousands of tickets to avoid a blackout. 

 

People can argue about real football in the snow all they want. Reality is no one wants to freeze their azzes off. Build a dome, Mr. Pegula.

 

 

8K more seats as well...I watch some of the Green Bay games in late season.....Remember when I sat at Rich Stadium during the -30 WC game against Jets. Couldn't do that anymore

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11 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I don't see a team that has given up. I do see a fan base that has.

Watch the press conference and the player interviews. You can almost see the bags of golf clubs and swim trunks packed in the background. This doesn't look or sound like a team that's ready to play a game on Sunday.  They sound more like a bunch of kids anxious to go out and make a snowman!

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58 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

THE NFL IS PRICING OUT THE REGULAR FAN!!!!!!!

 

On opening day, I had two "nosebleed" seats in the upper deck. It was a beautiful day and I mainly went for the TBD tailgate. I stayed over on Saturday at the Motel 6, to see more friends, and all I wanted was a cheap place to crash.

 

Adding up the sum of two tickets, gas, tolls (only 160 mile round trip), food, beer, and parking, it was easily a $400 day (and night) for two people.

 

It was a wonderful time, do not get me wrong, but it was CHEAP for me compared to folks from WAY out of town. Please note I bought no food or drink inside the stadium. I also bought no souvenirs. 

 

I do not know how the regular fan with a couple of kids could cover this very often, if at all.

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1 hour ago, BillnutinHouston said:

 

Except that in the 90s there was that blackout thing, which is no longer a thing.

Yeah that certainly plays into it as well.

10 minutes ago, rockpile said:

 

On opening day, I had two "nosebleed" seats in the upper deck. It was a beautiful day and I mainly went for the TBD tailgate. I stayed over on Saturday at the Motel 6, to see more friends, and all I wanted was a cheap place to crash.

 

Adding up the sum of two tickets, gas, tolls (only 160 mile round trip), food, beer, and parking, it was easily a $400 day (and night) for two people.

 

It was a wonderful time, do not get me wrong, but it was CHEAP for me compared to folks from WAY out of town. Please note I bought no food or drink inside the stadium. I also bought no souvenirs. 

 

I do not know how the regular fan with a couple of kids could cover this very often, if at all.

They can't.  Which is a problem the NFL has put themselves in. At least in small town economically challenged areas like Buffalo, the NFL has priced itself out of the regular fan, while at the same time trying to promote the experience as family friendly.  

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31 minutes ago, SoCal Deek said:

Watch the press conference and the player interviews. You can almost see the bags of golf clubs and swim trunks packed in the background. This doesn't look or sound like a team that's ready to play a game on Sunday.  They sound more like a bunch of kids anxious to go out and make a snowman!

Ha! Okay. You see that. I don't. People see what they want.

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1 hour ago, Shaw66 said:

I drive over six hours to the game.   By the end of the Pats game I had decided that I'm shutting it down for the season. 

 

Anyone want two tickets, for free?  PM me. 

 

Giving them away for Miami too?

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This year's season ticket profit/loss for me. 
 

Two seats lower bowl end zone  $550/piece+/-: 

Jets attended w/ friend who paid $60.

Denver attended w/ daughter
Tampa Bay - sold both seats for $120 combined

Oakland - sold both for $150 combined

New Orleans - sold both for $102.50

New England - attended with friend who paid $50

Indy - Maybe sell for $10 combined... maybe?

Miami - Maybe sell for $20 combined... maybe?

 

I'm about 4 hours away, and can't make the Miami game due to holiday scheduling. Indy, I'm a toss up to come use.  Without family day this year for pre-season, we didn't not go to a preseason game, and there is 0 market for those tickets.

 

Up to this point:

Total paid out: $1,100
Total Collected from secondary market sales or sales to friends: $460 - possibly
Total Tickets Used by Me and Family: 4
Average true cost per ticket used by me and my family:  $160.00

 

This pattern is certainly representative of the last 10+ years.

 

It makes me seriously question if I should give them up and just buy individual games instead.  At some point the shiny badge of honor of having season tickets wears off.  If they ever went to a PSL, I'd definitely be done.

 

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52 minutes ago, zow2 said:

 

 

I think I'm dumping my season tix after this year.  I live too far and can't sell the late season games.   I'd rather cherry pick whatever game(s) I want to attend and buy 50 yard line seats probably for face value.

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I get this sentiment. I will make six games this year, still think it may be overall cheaper to buy the six games individually and not eat the 4 games i don't make. 

1 hour ago, BillnutinHouston said:

 

Except that in the 90s there was that blackout thing, which is no longer a thing.

I think that is a real issue and was not happy when they dropped that rule, thought it would hit Buffalo especially hard. Has nit bad as bad as I thought.

 

Agree with the dome thing.I love Orchard Park and being outdoors, but know I am in the minority, especially in my age group of 50+

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1 hour ago, BadLandsMeanie said:

For free would be taking advantage.

 

But I will take them for ten bucks each. You can pay me by check or paypal. 

 

:rimshot:

 

Ayyy!

 

Reminds me of my fave Bills/sports joke...(you really gotta sell the opening line)...

 

”My car got broken into last night. Had two tickets to the Bills game in my glovebox...now I have four.”

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