On a tour highlighting renovation progress at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills announced they've hit 44,000 in season ticket sales, surpassing their total in each of the past five years. With three months left to go in the season ticket purchasing window - which ends at the first home preseason game - this is the highest total since 2009.
"We talk about the excitement both on-the-field and off-the-field and I think one of the biggest signs of the off-the-field excitement is our season ticket number," said Marc Honan, Bills Chief Marketing Officer. "I think it really shows the level of commitment our fans have and more importantly the level of excitement about the team this season."
Additionally, the number of new season ticket members and new club season ticket members have both surpassed their 2013 totals. Season tickets in the Rockpile and the Family Corner are already sold out for the 2014 season.
Honan attributed the increase in season ticket sales partly to the Ralph Wilson Stadium renovations, which he showcased on a media tour highlighting their progress.
As the new super gates take shape and the distinctive towers and scoreboard change color, here's another look at all the progress being made at Ralph Wilson Stadium as part of the massive offseason renovation project.
Perhaps the area inside the stadium where the change is most noticeable is inside the 100-level concourses, which have been lined with renovated concession stands set to house Buffalo favorites like Duff's wings, LaNova pizza and Tim Hortons donuts. The number of concessions stands will increase from 38 to 43, and with 55 beer-only lines and credit cards accepted at every point, they'll also be more efficient. The number of public restrooms will also increase, from 48 to 64 throughout the stadium.
Standing outside of the stadium, the changes are palpable as well. The main towers have been painted black to match the new color scheme and will each be adorned with a backlit Charging Buffalo symbol. Almost half a mile of decorative perimeter fencing will be installed surrounding the expanded perimeter where the six Super Gates are already taking shape.