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Camp Countdown 11 - 10 things to know about camp at St. John Fisher

Posted Jul 17, 2017

With 2017 Bills Training Camp, presented by Connors & Ferris, kicking off on Thursday, July 27, here’s a rundown of what fans can expect as they visit St. John Fisher College this summer.

Camp Countdown presented by M&T Bank will examine some of the more pressing issues facing the team on the field as they make their final preparations for the regular season. We also focus on a few different areas that impact the team off the field. We’ll address these subjects one at a time until training camp begins. Here now is the latest daily installment as we carefully probe for some of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between July 27th and the Sept. 10th opener at New Era Field against the New York Jets.

1. Perfect summer getaway

If you’re looking for a fun backyard getaway this summer, Bills Training Camp is the place to be! St. John Fisher College, conveniently located in Pittsford, New York., gives fans the opportunity to keep up with their hometown team, as well as make lasting memories.

2. The Return of the Blue + Red presented by Bud Light

The Bills will be back at New Era Field on Friday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. for a night practice presented by Bud Light. ‘The Return of the Blue + Red’ will give fans a unique opportunity to see the team preparing for the season at their home field. The exciting event will also feature family-friendly activities and live commentary. Admission to the practice is free, but a ticket is required. Click here for more information.

3. Parking updates

Thinking about parking?  Fans have the option to park at Pittsford Mendon or Pittsford Sutherland high schools and take a shuttle bus for just $1 per rider (ages 11 and under may ride free of charge). For more information on directions and parking, click here.

4. Bills Experience presented by Independent Health

Bills Training Camp offers a variety of fun-filled activities. The Bills Experience, presented by Independent Health, has received a makeover! Now, in a new and more accessible location, outside the merchandise tent, it's complete with brand new interactive games, exciting entertainment, and more. The Bills Experience area will be open during all practices that are open to the public.

5. Glimpse into the 2017 season

For many reasons, camp is unique and unforgettable. Fans will have an up-close view of the action, as the Bills prepare for the upcoming season under new head coach Sean McDermott.

6. Family-friendly environment

In addition to the Bills Experience, Bills camp has other features that make it the perfect family-friendly environment. Kids will enjoy spending time with Billy Buffalo and the exciting atmosphere!

7. New policies and procedures

New this year, the NFL bag policy and security screening process will be in affect at training camp. Guests will be screened upon entry and will be asked to remove all cell phones, keys, and glasses cases from their person as they walk through the metal detectors. Guests will also need to carry all personal belongings in either a 12"x6"x12" clear plastic or zip lock bag OR a personal clutch bag 4.5"x6.5" with or without a strap.

With the excitement of the 2017 season, we've added additional fan seating on both practice fields!  

8. Get your Bills gear

What better way to roll into camp than with some new Bills gear? The Bills Store on site will have a variety of merchandise to fit your needs.

9. Kid’s Autograph Tent

With the exception of evening practices, this area of camp is open to children who are under the age of 14, following each practice. The tent will feature two Bills players for a period of 15 minutes, and will allow each child to have one item signed. Check back on for schedule details.

10. Souvenir Photos

These complimentary photographs are a great way to document your time at camp! Stop by the vendor area, located near the camp’s main entrance, to take one home.