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11 facts you need to know about Bills fans traveling to Jacksonville

Posted Jan 6, 2018

For the first time this century the Bills are headed to the playoffs and Bills fans have found creative ways to celebrate this achievement and make their way to Jacksonville to watch the game.

It’s nearly impossible to quantify how many Bills fans will make their way to Jacksonville for Sunday’s AFC Wild Card game.  Via social media, Bills fans from all over the country are talking about their plans to converge on the city of Jacksonville for a festive weekend. Here are a few numbers that display how passionate the Bills fanbase is about Sunday’s playoff game.

Bills fans are making a serious impact on the ticket market for Sunday’s game ...

33% – According to Ticketmaster resale sales data, customers from New York have purchased 33 percent of tickets for the Bills-Jaguars AFC Wild Card game since December 31, 2017.  28 percent of the tickets have been purchased by customers from Florida in the same time period.

3X – According to Patrick Ryan of Eventellect, a ticket sales strategy company, Jaguars wild card ticket prices tripled from $80 to $250 in the first 24 hours after Buffalo was announced as Jacksonville’s opponent for Wild Card weekend.

Bills fans are willing to travel long distances ...

1,038 miles – Distance from Buffalo to Jacksonville.

15 hours – Drive time from Buffalo to Jacksonville.

Bills players will be playing in familiar territory and that makes it easier for their families to attend the game ...

10 – Bills players from the state of Florida.

- Kelvin Benjamin (Belle Glade), Cap Capi (Ocoee), Ryan Davis (Tampa), Pat DiMarco (Altamonte Springs), Leonard Johnson (Clearwater), Matt Milano (Orlando), John Miller (Miami), Nick O’Leary (Palm Beach), Nathan Peterman (Jacksonville), Deonte Thompson (Belle Glade)

526 – The number of tickets mandated by the NFL for Jacksonville to give to the Bills.  Buffalo distributed 100 percent of the tickets provided by Jacksonville.  We think Bills fans have found a way to acquire addiitional tickets for this week’s game.

Bills fans have waited a long time for this …

8,045 – Days since Buffalo’s last playoff win  on December 30, 1995 - 37-22 vs. Miami (22 years, 9 days)

9,122 – Days since Buffalo’s last road playoff win on January 17, 1993 - 29-10 at Miami (24 years, 11 months, 22 days)

Bills fans will be decked out in the latest playoff apparel ...

2-to-1 – According the New Era Cap Company, the brand has sold twice as many Bills hats in the first 72 hours after qualifying for the playoffs than Houston Astros hats in the first three days after they won the World Series.

Bills fans have compassion and will mobilize to help those in need ...

300K – The amount of money donated by Bills fans for the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation since Dalton threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd and eliminated Baltimore from the AFC playoffs.  Dalton’s foundation provides daily support, opportunities, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in Cincinnati and Fort Worth.  Bills fans donated an additional $50,000 to the Western Pennsylvania Youth Athletic Association – the charity of choice for Boyd.

Bills fans want to enjoy their favorite WNY delicacies even when they are on the road ...

200 - Cases of beer - including plenty of Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light - ordered by Wing-It restaurant in Jacksonville. Wing-it serves as the Bills Backers bar in Jacksonville and will host for tailgating parties on Saturday night and Sunday for all the Bills faithful in town for the game.

 

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