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Game Day Experience Information: Preseason Week 1

Posted Aug 9, 2017

The Buffalo Bills will host the Minnesota Vikings to kick off the preseason at New Era Field on Thursday, Aug. 10. Here’s a full breakdown of what you need to know.

Abbott Road Closing:  2:00 p.m.

Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.

Player Warm-Ups: 6:10 p.m.

Pregame Ceremony: Stampede Performance

Stampede Performance: 6:50 p.m.

Leader of the Charge: Donald Jones - Bills alumnus and current co-host of The John Murphy Show

National Anthem Singer: Joey Belladonna - Lead singer of Anthrax

Kickoff: 7:05 p.m.

Bills fans, stop by The Bills Store parking lot, located near New Era Gate 4 and Tim Hortons Gate 5 for an opportunity to see what our partners below have to offer! Each will be available for fans from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

New Era Cap: Visit the New Era Cap team in The Bills Store parking lot to play a variety of games including Bean Bag Toss and Garbage Can Pong.  Prizes will be distributed throughout the evening.

716 Photo Op

Fans, be sure to stop by for an opportunity to take a picture in front of the 716 Photo Op.

The Bills Store

The Bills Store is open to fans from 10 a.m. until approximately one hour after the conclusion of the game. Stop by to pick up the latest Bills merchandise!

Pepsi Gate 3

Sample the new Pepsi Zero product on your way into New Era Field!

New Era Gate 4 & Tim Hortons Gate 5

Labatt Blue Zone: Labatt Blue West End Plaza

Looking for live music? We’ve got you covered! Check out “The Billievers” on the Labatt Blue Stage from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45p.m.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: Try the official BBQ of the Buffalo Bills! The smokehouse will be fired up and ready to serve their award winning BBQ.

CSD Sports: All Sideline Clubs (Jim Kelly West, Jim Kelly East, TOYOTA Van Miller, Paul Maguire)

CSD Sports will have one auction in each of the four sideline clubs for all Buffalo Bills home games. Fans who have tickets/passes to the sideline clubs will have a chance to bid on authentic custom framed autographed Buffalo Bills items. The auctions will be available for fans from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the third quarter.

My One Buffalo


My One Buffalo is new way to customize your fan experience and receive membership benefits through your mobile phone or smart device. Make your game day easier than ever with access to your tickets, special game day features, and exclusive offers. While at the game, enable your Bluetooth and turn your locations services and notifications on to start earning your way to great benefits. Member benefits include Bills Store Discounts, Event Experience Invites, Exclusive Giveaways, Ticket offers and more! 

Join for FREE today by downloading the My One Buffalo Mobile App for iOS and Android, and completing your profile! For full tutorials on how to use My One Buffalo, click here.

To download the My One Buffalo app on an Apple device, click here.

To download the My One Buffalo app on an Android device, click here.

*STAY TUNED for new game day features and enhancements coming this September!

Bills Experience

With Bills Experience, fans gain access to exclusive experiences, from postgame field access, stadium tours, wedding/engagement photos and exclusive autographed merchandise. Season Ticket Members receive 20% off experiences purchased (restrictions apply). Available on the Bills Mobile App, presented by M&T Bank.

Metal Detection Screening: Bills Fans, a walk-through metal detection screening process is now in place at New Era Field. Please be sure to arrive at the gates on time, 60-90 minutes prior to kick off for fan safety, and to expedite the gate entry process. For additional information on what you are and are not required to remove before proceeding through the metal detectors, see below.

For additional information on gate entry procedures, visit here.

For information on the Bag Policy at New Era Field, click here.

New Era Field is proud to be a tobacco product-free facility. No tobacco products are permitted at the gate entry areas or inside New Era Field. For a list of permitted and prohibited items, please click here.

Play Football Month

Throughout the season, all NFL teams will be celebrating the Play Football campaign, which encourages youth tackle football and NFL Flag Football participation. The spotlight of the initiative is August, which is Play Football Month. The Bills will be hosting several events in support of Play Football Month including the Moms Football Safety Clinic, USA Football Protection Tour, Gatorade Jr. Training Camp, ticket giveaways, youth football halftime scrimmages and on-field recognition ceremonies at home pre-season games offered to USA Football – Heads Up Football certified leagues. Play Football and USA Football focus on giving kids a safe and rewarding experience on the football field. Through USA Football, you can find NFL FLAG and Heads Up Football leagues in your area.  For more information please visit: www.playfootball.com

50/50 Raffle

Stop by the Buffalo Bills Foundation 50/50 raffle!

Tickets are available for sale until the end of the 3rd quarter.

Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation. For more information, click here.

 


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