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It was hard to watch/hear so many Iggles fans cheering on their team in New Era. 

 

Anyone know, do PoeBirds fans travel like that?

 

About the same drive time, 6.5-ish hrs

 

Seem to be a fair number of tickets remaining.

 

 

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I will be watching here in Baltimore, but I know Ravens fans that are coming up for the game. They were talking smack about how many cheap tix are left.

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I hope they are miserable in our hotels!!!

 

Bills fans travel well even in our weaker years. I suspect they are full of themselves and will have a good showing. They are not only VERY good, but getting a TON of hype, further feeding their enthusiasm. 

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How in the world are there so many affordable seats for a game like this? I’m unable to make it but I paid more for seats to lessor games earlier in the year. 
 

sort of embarrassing. You can’t find a seat in Pittsburgh for less than like $90 and people are giving them away for as low as $38 in the Ralph this weekend. 

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I wish I could make sure my seats go to Bills fans, but if you post them on the Bills website (ticketmaster) they go to whomever is willing to pay. 

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9 minutes ago, Stank_Nasty said:

How in the world are there so many affordable seats for a game like this? I’m unable to make it but I paid more for seats to lessor games earlier in the year. 
 

sort of embarrassing. You can’t find a seat in Pittsburgh for less than like $90 and people are giving them away for as low as $38 in the Ralph this weekend. 

 

I have seen them as low as $33 on Ticketmaster.

 

I wish I could go but in St Louis and can't get away that long.  Sunday is supposed to be 45 degrees and cloudy, not too bad for this time of year.

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Bills fans travel well.............except to the Ralph in winter weather.😂

 

Out of our 8 home regular season games it looks like 5 of them will be either cold or bad weather/windy games.

 

Next stadium needs a roof.

 

Sorry to all those die-hards who prefer watching an outdoor game from the comfort of their couch at home but even when the Bills are decent the tickets are cold product in cold weather.   

 

I'm convinced that those that go the the game who don't want a roof are the same people who say they like shopping at Sears because it's "quiet and peaceful".:beer:

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Stank_Nasty said:

How in the world are there so many affordable seats for a game like this? I’m unable to make it but I paid more for seats to lessor games earlier in the year. 
 

sort of embarrassing. You can’t find a seat in Pittsburgh for less than like $90 and people are giving them away for as low as $38 in the Ralph this weekend. 

 

Well for one..........people who are "unable to make it" every single week.

 

We got a lot of those and it's sort of embarrassing(I guess).

 

And it turns out that a big part of the draw of the game is tailgate partying in decent weather.   

 

We have a ton of "tourists" come to games with us during the season and they drop like flies when it starts getting cold.

 

Might take a couple years of winning to re-acclimate the fanbase to the idea that we come for the football.

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30 minutes ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

Well for one..........people who are "unable to make it" every single week.

 

We got a lot of those and it's sort of embarrassing(I guess).

 

And it turns out that a big part of the draw of the game is tailgate partying in decent weather.   

 

We have a ton of "tourists" come to games with us during the season and they drop like flies when it starts getting cold.

 

Might take a couple years of winning to re-acclimate the fanbase to the idea that we come for the football.

44 and cloudy. Seems about like a perfect football day IMO. Unfortunately having very young kids nowadays and a 2 hour drive doesn’t let me get there as much as I used to. 5 to 6 homes games has now turned into 3, maybe 4, tops. 

 

For the people much closer it’s crazy to me that the team is 9-3, in a huge AFC matchup, with a rep for being a passionate fan base and there are that many seats available online right now.... $40??? Really????? It just blows my mind. 
 

hopefully the stadium is still rocking and and it’s hardly noticeable on Sunday. 

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1 hour ago, Stank_Nasty said:

How in the world are there so many affordable seats for a game like this? I’m unable to make it but I paid more for seats to lessor games earlier in the year. 
 

sort of embarrassing. You can’t find a seat in Pittsburgh for less than like $90 and people are giving them away for as low as $38 in the Ralph this weekend. 


I think the Rex years damaged the psyche pretty badly. I think it was the final straw for a lot of people and they gave up their season tickets. I can somewhat attest to this as I was able to vastly improve my seat location in like a 2-3 year period. I have a feeling next year it will be a tough ticket again. Plus next years schedule has some “better” matchups. This year didn’t have many that had a lot of juice on paper. All that being said, I’m still kinda surprised (and disappointed) that there’s still so many cheap tickets available. Oh well, I’ll be there doing my part! 

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1 hour ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I have seen them as low as $33 on Ticketmaster.

 

I wish I could go but in St Louis and can't get away that long.  Sunday is supposed to be 45 degrees and cloudy, not too bad for this time of year.

It’s a beautiful football day. I’m much closer than you being just south of Erie, Pa but can’t take the day to go up due to prior plans. 
 

blows my mind tickets are so low. It’s a huge game. Nose bleed endzone seats for the bills in PITT were going for nearly $100 back before they even went on their big run of wins and before the game got flexed. 

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The Bills best thing is to get a domed stadium for one. I think their biggest issue seems to be that a lot of season ticket holders are from out of town. The Bills would be best to make it so if you want season tickets you have to been in certain zip codes. Why should a guy who lives in Florida be allowed season tickets when you know the odds are they aren't going to many games a season. 

 

This also says a lot of how Buffalo fans can't afford a new stadium with higher prices. They can't sell out when the team is 9-3, then I don't see how they will sell out a new stadium. 

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3 hours ago, Stank_Nasty said:

How in the world are there so many affordable seats for a game like this? I’m unable to make it but I paid more for seats to lessor games earlier in the year. 
 

sort of embarrassing. You can’t find a seat in Pittsburgh for less than like $90 and people are giving them away for as low as $38 in the Ralph this weekend. 

 

It is because there are a number of people who buy season tickets and sell the high priced games at a premium and the remainder are sold for what they can get for them. I knew someone who had 8 tickets in good seats selling almost all game 6 tickets.  He told me the profit paid for the 2 seats he used.  He also would sell to opposition fans almost exclusively because opposing fans were will to pay more and that is why he choose tickets on visitor side of field.

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4 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

Bills fans travel well.............except to the Ralph in winter weather.😂

 

Out of our 8 home regular season games it looks like 5 of them will be either cold or bad weather/windy games.

 

Next stadium needs a roof.

 

Sorry to all those die-hards who prefer watching an outdoor game from the comfort of their couch at home but even when the Bills are decent the tickets are cold product in cold weather.   

 

I'm convinced that those that go the the game who don't want a roof are the same people who say they like shopping at Sears because it's "quiet and peaceful".:beer:

 

 

 

I agree with some of this, but your post isn't complete without telling us if YOU are going to the game.

 

I have 2 tickets and am using both of them.  

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3 hours ago, Jrb1979 said:

The Bills best thing is to get a domed stadium for one. I think their biggest issue seems to be that a lot of season ticket holders are from out of town. The Bills would be best to make it so if you want season tickets you have to been in certain zip codes. Why should a guy who lives in Florida be allowed season tickets when you know the odds are they aren't going to many games a season. 

 

This also says a lot of how Buffalo fans can't afford a new stadium with higher prices. They can't sell out when the team is 9-3, then I don't see how they will sell out a new stadium. 

 

I believe the Bills are now phasing in that policy.

 

Electronic ticketing now allows the Bills to know how many of the person's tickets are used vs. sold.  Heck, they even know when you arrive in the stadium.  I know this because in the One Buffalo app my profile shows the notations "Earned home attendance" and "Earned early arrival" for each gameday.

 

BTW, I'm a STH in the Pittsburgh area and drive 3 hours each way, every week.  

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It’s a valid argument on the dome.  My cousin, who is very well connected said non public information is there to build a retractable roof stadium in the 1st ward right near the Buffalo News office.  The Pegulas are sitting out until the lease is up in 2022, while they behind the scenes are working hard on a public/private venture where they will contribute significantly, but needs the State to pony up a % of the dollars.  As much as I love OP, and the infrastructure to get 75,000 people in and out.

 

My concerned is will there be the space to do old fashioned tailgating, or are they going to try an increase food and beverage sales by the Pegulas which would suck.

 

Well, if you live in Buffalo, man up and get you’re friends to buy as many tickets as possible.

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With respect to the dome/no dome question - I really love the idea of just building a roof over each side of the existing stadium (like Seattle or Miami).  It would be a massive structure, and you'd have to get rid of Abbott Rd, but it would still give you that outdoor feel.

 

Plus we could line the underside of the new roof with those infrared heaters, and that would look gnarly for night games.

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Scot I like you’re thinking and completely agree, just don’t think that is the direction they are going.  The Pegulas from my speculation had a 10 year plan to coordinate what they already have done and even more linking their Sabres, to the Bills, to everything else they have and will build in that area.

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3 hours ago, BillnutinHouston said:

 

I believe the Bills are now phasing in that policy.

 

Electronic ticketing now allows the Bills to know how many of the person's tickets are used vs. sold.  Heck, they even know when you arrive in the stadium.  I know this because in the One Buffalo app my profile shows the notations "Earned home attendance" and "Earned early arrival" for each gameday.

 

BTW, I'm a STH in the Pittsburgh area and drive 3 hours each way, every week.  

My app doesn't show any of that and I arrive hours early and go to every game.  Do you do something to check in?  Are you using your phone or plastic card when you go through the gates?

 

This game being such a cheap ticket sure adds fuel to the fire of the 'we need a dome' crowd.

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