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Camp Countdown: No. 9 -10 things to know about camp at St. John Fisher College

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1. Get a first look at the Bills

For the Buffalo Bills, the upcoming trip to St. John Fisher will mark the team’s 20th year hosting training camp at the nearby college. Located east of Buffalo, in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, New York, the facility has become a home away from home for Bills players, coaches, staff and guests. Providing fans in Rochester and Buffalo with a first look at the Bills as they prepare for the upcoming 2019 season, Bills Training Camp, presented by Connors and Ferris, offers an unmatched atmosphere.

2. Your phone is your ticket – come prepared!

Bills fans, before attending ticketed practices this summer at St. John Fisher College and game days at New Era Field, brush up on the Bills mobile ticketing policy. The most convenient way to receive and manage tickets, mobile ticketing is also the safest. In a continued effort to reduce fraud and enhance security, your ticket barcode will change every 15 seconds. Due to this new and enhanced security feature, screenshots of your mobile ticket or pictures of your barcode will not be valid for entry. For more information on mobile ticketing and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit buffalobills.com/mobileticketing.

3. It’s kid-friendly!

With school out for the summer, training camp gives families a chance to see some of their favorite players up-close, while making lasting memories with their loved ones. At camp, kids will enjoy activities found in the Bills Experience area, presented by Independent Health, which is located near the camp’s main entrance, such as, the football toss, running back challenge, quarterback challenge and more!

Click through to see the best black and white photos from the team's offseason practices.

4. New this year – Billy’s Den!

In addition to the fun-filled environment offered in the Bills Experience area, youngsters will also have a chance to spend time with their favorite mascot – Billy Buffalo! Fans can stop by “Billy’s Den” to get their picture taken with him during his designated visit times and play lawn games. For more information on Billy’s schedule, check back on buffalobills.com/camp.  

5. Theme days are back

For the second consecutive year, the Buffalo Bills will host theme days to further enhance the fan experience at St. John Fisher! With three theme days scheduled, fans are encouraged to come dressed the part and to take advantage of the fun. The themes include Princess & Superhero Day (Friday, July 26), 60th Season Celebration (Thursday, Aug. 1), Military Appreciation Day (Sunday, Aug. 4).

A limited number of giveaway items will be available for guests on each theme day for children and families. Giveaway items include, a mask for Princess & Superhero Day, a collectible rally towel for the 60th Season Celebration and a Yowie for Military Appreciation Day. Additionally, Bills-themed stickers will be available for all guests at camp.

Photos from Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Princess & Superhero Day at Bills Training Camp, presented by Connors and Ferris. The theme day marked the second of six to take place at camp this summer!

6. Kids Autograph Zone

Once again, the Kids Autograph Zone will be available at camp for kids who are under the age of 14! With the exception of evening practices, this area will be open following each practice. The station will feature two Bills players who will each sign for a period of 15 minutes. Each child will be able to get one item signed. Due to high demand, lines will be limited to the number of kids that can be accommodated that day. For schedule details, please visit here.

7. Stock up on your Bills gear

Looking to purchase new Bills gear while at camp? The Bills Store, located on-site at St. John Fisher, will have a variety of merchandise to fit your needs! Stop by to purchase brand-new goods from exceptional NFL licensed brands including New Era, Nike and more! The Bills Store will be open to guests during camp hours. For details on practice dates and times, click here.

8. The perfect photo op

Fans will have a chance to interact with some of the team’s sponsors and vendors at camp, including those offering free photo opportunities! Complimentary photos will be available in the Merchandise tent, as well as outside of the tent in the Bills Experience area, presented by Independent Health. Complete with training camp themed Instagram borders, these photos are a great way to document your visit! Life-size Buffalo Bills player cutouts will also be on display.

9. Policies and procedures

The NFL bag policy and security screening process will remain in effect at training camp this year. 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.

10. Parking and transportation

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

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