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16 minutes ago, billsfanmiami(oh) said:


I’ve been thinking about moving to the clubs the last couple years. They really are fantastic. I kinda just want to see how the stadium situation plays out before making the commitment though. If my current “good” lower bowl seats double in price I’m fine with it. If I go to clubs (double) and then they again double, I’d probably have a (more) pissed off wife! 

You can always relocate back down to the lower bowl area. I cant see the ticket prices doubling but I definitely can see an increase. I think there are some great sight lines between rows 20-30 in the lower and in the clubs I lose a little there but the view is still great. I also enjoy no line going in, basically a sports type bar area, nice bathrooms and the heat lamps above. In the few years ive been up there ive witnessed one fight almost break out- I politely told the instigator that his behavior isnt allowed and he blew me off- there was older people and children around, called security over and they were gone. It is nice not having the tension in the concourses.

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24 minutes ago, Tesla03 said:

 

it won't need that much heating, there are already heated sections in new era field. 

 

they just need a design that eliminates all wind, the wind is the worst part of our current stadium. 

 

Yes, about 6 rows of the club section. And it's still cold in rows 1 and 2. Good luck heating 20-25 rows. And you'll never perfectly shield wind in an open air stadium.

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1 hour ago, TheFunPolice said:

it's a league wide problem this season...

 

the home theater experience is too good... your own couch, better way cheaper beer, no drunken morons who just want to fight, and much cleaner restrooms

 

Plus, no issues with parking or driving home in traffic

I have had many tell me why go to the game when I can watch it on my 80 inch etc with great food and no drive. I get it and to each their own, I just love being at the stadium however games on TV are great too- just different experiences/conveniences/inconveniences.

6 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Yes, about 6 rows of the club section. And it's still cold in rows 1 and 2. Good luck heating 20-25 rows. And you'll never perfectly shield wind in an open air stadium.

8 rows are under cover. Right around that area on down you wont really feel the heat. I am in row 15 and towards the inside aisle so I am shielded from the wind, the heat is felt and the suites directly behind me always have the windows open and heat spills out. On nice days moving down to row 1-2 if open is a killer view!!!

 

On a side note- huge mistake having the end zones going west to east! If the stadium was situated north to south most of the westerly winds we normally get would have been blocked.

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7 minutes ago, billsfan_34 said:

On a side note- huge mistake having the end zones going west to east! If the stadium was situated north to south most of the westerly winds we normally get would have been blocked.

 

I learned when they were talking about the different stadium sites that all stadiums have to face that way - otherwise the sun will be blinding going into it.  

Totally agree with you on the in game experience being better 

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2 hours ago, corta765 said:

 

KC- Bigger city and market

NE- Bigger city and market

GB- Season ticket waiting list so long your lucky if after a decade you can get tickets and the stadium/area is a pilgrimage for football fans

 

 

 

The argument being made by the poster was that a dome would or does lead to a consistently good/productive Offense, not "bigger markets fill stadiums all season".

 

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2 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

The argument being made by the poster was that a dome would or does lead to a consistently good/productive Offense, not "bigger markets fill stadiums all season".

 

 

It certainly leads to great looking matches and great TV product

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7 minutes ago, bbb said:

 

I learned when they were talking about the different stadium sites that all stadiums have to face that way - otherwise the sun will be blinding going into it.  

Totally agree with you on the in game experience being better 

Wow I never knew that! Thanks for sharing the information. 

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8 minutes ago, OZBILLS said:

 

It certainly leads to great looking matches and great TV product

 

 

Yeah,  teams that consistently win fill stadiums!  Shocking 

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2 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

 

Yeah,  teams that consistently win fill stadiums!  Shocking 

Build it and the wins will come

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5 hours ago, TroutDog said:

Weather. Plus, most think we will lose. 
 

I don’t! 😃 


@Bandito Do you read this board much? People have said to me they have PTSD from the last 20 years. They think this team is like all of the others...they’re NOT!
 

With that said, I take the point and recognize that many cannot view the reality of a sports team in terms of different year, different team, different management, etc. 

 

This is gonna be one hella game!!!!

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5 hours ago, Special K said:

A dome would also be a big help to having a consistently good offense....the Bills two best offensive showings were in Miami in good weather, and in Dallas in a dome......just sayin'.

It hurts the other team's offense just as much (we should do better with it if we're built to content with the weather and have to play in it frequently.)

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It’s a double edged sword though.... if we had a dome, how many people would be able to afford the tickets that are now 3-4 times the price? This isn’t meant as a derogatory thing, but Buffalo isn’t exactly a big-money white collar market. Some cities could handle that. I have a hard time believing Buffalo could.

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It’s inevitable, a covered stadium is the future for the Buffalo Bills, it’s really not even up for debate anymore. The Pegs want a full house every game in their new stadium, and they are not building an open stadium with all that money.

Change is the only constant, well that and stupidity... 😁

 

Go Bills!!!

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Got tickets for me and my 2 boys we're coming up from VA.  Its their first game.  They're 14 and 10 and I feel like they've been waiting forever for this team to be for real.  They've only known losing seasons and the Patriots always find a way to win.  But they're just coming into their fanhood and the fact that they are huge Bills fans living and growing up here in Virginia I consider it one of my finest accomplishments as a Dad.  Lol.  

 

Yea the plan was Christmas gift was going to be the Jets game.  But then we won on Thanksgiving and the possibility of that game being meaningless became possible so I had to get them.  Got them on Saturday.  After the fees they were $172 total.  

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3 hours ago, Captain Caveman said:

It hurts the other team's offense just as much (we should do better with it if we're built to content with the weather and have to play in it frequently.)

 

does it lol? 

 

eagles dominated us in a very windy game, teams come into buffalo in late season games and always put up huge numbers 

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So do we still get mad at season ticket holders who put their seats up for sale on the aftermarket?

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15 hours ago, klos63 said:

Time for the 'best fans in the world' to suck it up a bit and back up their words.

 

A lot of those fans are now older and not interested in sitting on cold assed benches.

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I don’t know if we need a dome or not. I personally like the really cheap tickets on the secondary market. 
Got the same section I sat at for the patriots game about 100 dollars cheaper per seat for the Ravens game. 
Second trip to Buffalo this year. 
Go Bills 

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The Bills are currently 16th in the league in average attendance per game, ahead of teams like New England, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh and right behind Seattle. 

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance

 

I would do what a number of teams have done: lower capacity to around 64,000 in a nice new open air stadium and charge a bit more. Create a demand for tickets.

 

Chicago's stadium holds 62,000 fans. They're a tad bigger market than Buffalo. 

 

 

 

 

 

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