The Buffalo Bills second annual Season Ticket Holder Draft Day Party presented by Bud Light concluded today at the Bills Fieldhouse in conjunction with the final rounds of the NFL Draft. The Draft Party was held Thursday and Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bills Season Ticket Holders were exclusively invited to watch and experience the excitement of draft day in person at the Bills Fieldhouse, and hear from Coach Chan Gailey and Bills first-round draft pick C.J. "Lightning" Spiller. Additionally, fans were able to visit with and obtain autographs from former Bills players and the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders, receive complimentary Draft Day photos, test their football skills in a myriad of interactive games on the field, learn first-hand the fan voting results for the Buffalo Bills All-Time Draft Picks, tour the Bills locker room and weight room, and more. The three-day event attracted nearly 5,000 season ticket holders.
"The draft day party is held to thank our season ticket holders for their loyal support, give them some fun and exclusive opportunities to interact with the live NFL Draft, and get them excited about the upcoming season," said Marc Honan, Bills senior vice president of broadcasting and marketing. "We place a tremendous value on our fans, especially Bills Season Ticket Holders, and we are proud to connect with them and provide exclusive Bills experiences each season. This Draft Day Party helps us kick-off a new and exciting chapter for the Buffalo Bills."
The Bills also announced their All-Time Draft Picks presented by Bud Light as voted on by the fans online at buffalobills.com. The fans selected Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly as the team's number one All-Time Draft Pick.
The top ten Bills All-Time Draft Picks presented by Bud Light are;
• #1, Jim Kelly, QB, First-round pick 14th overall, 1983• #2, Bruce Smith, DE, First-round pick, 1st overall, 1985• #3, Thurman Thomas, RB, Second-round, 40th overall, 1988• #4, Andre Reed, WR, Fourth-round, 86th overall, 1985• #5, O.J. Simpson, RB, First-round, 1st overall, 1969• #6, Joe DeLamielleure, OG, First-round, 26th overall, 1973• #7, Darryl Talley, LB, Second-round, 39th overall, 1983 • #8, Eric Moulds, WR, First-round, 24th overall, 1996• #9, Joe Ferguson, QB, Third-round, 57th overall, 1973• #10, Ruben Brown, OL, First-round, 14th overall, 1995
Additionally, Bills partners Anheuser-Busch, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Jim Kelly Football Camp, M&T Bank, Pepsi, Renewal by Andersen, Ticketmaster, Time Warner Cable, Tops Friendly Markets, Verizon Wireless and Visions Hotels distributed complimentary promotional items and information.
Tickets and parking for the Draft Party events were complimentary to all Bills Season Ticket Holders.
For Bills Season Ticket information go online at buffalobills.com, call 1-888-BB-TICKS or visit the Ralph Wilson Stadium Box Office.