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Attendance Sunday?

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On 12/9/2017 at 11:01 AM, Elite Poster said:

 

Yes, the opener will do that to you.... Literally every game at new era besides the opener and MAYBE a dolphins or pats game is very affordable. I've been sitting exactly where I want to (50 yard line, first row, 300s) for 1-2 games a year for around $120 for the last 7-8 years. IMO, that's the best seat in the house and a god damn bargain. The money you spend on food and beer should not be an indictment to the ticket price. Just tailgate and you'll only need a couple beers from inside the stadium which sets you back $15-20 if that? If you park, don't do it at the stadium, there are plenty of lots around the corner that are cheaper and tailgate hot spots. If you split things up with a group, it's a $200 day for 9-4pm and all you can eat or drink.

 

Sign me up. 

 

I understand what you are saying.

I was pricing the cost of the opening weekend, that includes a motel and the TBD tailgate not just the ticket price.

 

I can (and have) scored tickets for a lot less for other games, left in the early A.M (no hotel or Saturday night parties), and never buy beer or food inside the stadium.

You either spend too much time in line at the concessions or rest room. I also do not like to be buzzed *during* the game

 

I park at Hammers because I can always find friends, food, and drink there to share.

If you are pricing out the cost in your example for one person, then it is the same as my cost per person for two people from 7PM Saturday to 7PM Sunday.

 

I have made it to at least one game a year since probably the 1980's. ;)

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 10:22 AM, 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.

 

I went to the Denver game by myself.  I have a 5+ hour drive, one-way (not complaining - just explaining).  I kept track of every penny I spent for the weekend.  This includes my ticket, beers that I bring for myself and to share with others, food for tailgaiting, Hammer's parking fee, gas, tolls, hotel expenses, my yearly trip to the Bar Bill Tavern and my yearly late Sunday night pizza order.  No food/beverage inside and no souvenirs.  I stayed two nights at $128/night.  Total was $613.  That's for one game and by myself.

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1 hour ago, Gugny said:

 

I went to the Denver game by myself.  I have a 5+ hour drive, one-way (not complaining - just explaining).  I kept track of every penny I spent for the weekend.  This includes my ticket, beers that I bring for myself and to share with others, food for tailgaiting, Hammer's parking fee, gas, tolls, hotel expenses, my yearly trip to the Bar Bill Tavern and my yearly late Sunday night pizza order.  No food/beverage inside and no souvenirs.  I stayed two nights at $128/night.  Total was $613.  That's for one game and by myself.

 

$128 per night???? Where'd you stay? The Ritz Carlton geezzzz

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Only 3 games left to the season. We are in an exciting hunt for a playoffs spot. We are not even mathematically eliminated for the first place in our division. Last home game of the season against a divisional opponent and tickets for Sunday are $13????? Are you kidding me? People love December football. Yeah right. And we have a thread making fun of the fans in Los Angeles.  

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On 12/9/2017 at 8:19 AM, mead107 said:

Winter storm warning up for Sunday 

Lake snow could dump up to 6 “ or more 

Those forecasters never know what they're talking about...it will be sunny and 35 degrees.   :lol:

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On 12/7/2017 at 9:08 AM, Kirby Jackson said:

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

 

Yes including a playoff game for which all seats not sold and "everyone" was there.

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On 12/7/2017 at 11:16 AM, CountDorkula said:

I would have rather had a 4-12 season and a chance at the top QB than an 8-8 season where the Bills Draft 19th.

 

Ok CountChoke-ula.

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On 12/7/2017 at 2:32 PM, Curt said:

The Bills have a huge huge problem. They didn't raise the price of their tickets for a little while now. Their average price is way below the rest of the league. My Bills tickets are $59 and my Seahawks tickets (who are not as good as my Bills tickets) are $96. There is no way that the Bills will increase their prices for 2018 and despite all that Bills tickets are currently selling for only 10% of their face value (Already very low). All that with a month left in the season and the team only 1 game behind in the playoffs hunt. It doesn't look good. For now it's the owner's problem but I hope that it will not become the fans' problem.....

 

They have a tiered ticket price system now.  They sold a more single game tickets at start of year when the games were hot at a much higher price than $59.

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All I will say to those doom and gloomers that refused to attend the game because we didn't win enough games this year, my family and I all agreed it was one of the best experiences we've ever had together.  From the second we pulled the RV into Hammers Lot as the very first flakes started to fly until we got back to Rochester that evening.

Many thanks to the football gods for reinforcing the fact that being a true fan and supporting your team optimistically is always a far better way to live than the alternative.

What a memory.

 

 

 

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did the Bills ever guestimate size of actual attendance on Sunday? Box score says 60K, but we all know that's what was sold. I am guessing 35K.

 

Miss the old days at Rich and Danny Neaverath announcemnet.

 

Tickets sold..80,022,

No shows...14!!!

 

and we were all "who were the 14???

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So what was the actual attendance 

1 hour ago, plenzmd1 said:

did the Bills ever guestimate size of actual attendance on Sunday? Box score says 60K, but we all know that's what was sold. I am guessing 35K.

 

Miss the old days at Rich and Danny Neaverath announcemnet.

 

Tickets sold..80,022,

No shows...14!!!

 

and we were all "who were the 14???

No kidding, and Stan Roberts as well

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18 minutes ago, Helpmenow said:

So what was the actual attendance 

No kidding, and Stan Roberts as well

I don’t think they announce actual fannies through the turnstiles anymore. Only tickets sold. 

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3 minutes ago, plenzmd1 said:

I don’t think they announce actual fannies through the turnstiles anymore. Only tickets sold. 

True. I used to love hearing the announced attendance back in the Kelly years. It'd be about 80000 and then they'd announce that there were 45 " no shows". 

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4 minutes ago, Boatdrinks said:

True. I used to love hearing the announced attendance back in the Kelly years. It'd be about 80000 and then they'd announce that there were 45 " no shows". 

That’s right, that’s how they did it! Thanks

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