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The eighth Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge will kick off on Monday and include a weekly fitness class at New Era Field, weather permitting. A grand prize winner also will win $5,000. The challenge is open to all adults in New York State. Participants earn points by achieving three daily goals: 20 minutes of physical activity.…

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More than 14 years passed between Dave Matthews Band's 2001 show at Rich Stadium and the return of major outdoor stadium concerts in the Buffalo area. But these large-scale shows were a key part of the city's history of major concerts, especially during the glory days of rock-and-roll, and extensive renovations, beginning in 2012, gave the venue legitimacy again. With B…

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The U.S., reeling from an upset loss to Slovakia Thursday night, rallied to beat archrival Canada, 4-3, in a shootout in the first outdoor game in the history of hockey's World Junior Championship Friday at New Era Field. After the game, the reaction was swift from fans of both teams on social media. http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/29/u-s-writes-a-snow-globe-storybook…

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Who: USA vs. Canada What: World Junior Championship, Group A game. First outdoor game in World Juniors history. Where: New Era Field When: Friday, 3 p.m. Gates open: 1:30 p.m. Parking lots: Open at noon; close two hours after the game TV: NHL Network. TV coverage begins at 2 p.m. Attendance: Crowd of more than 40,000 expected, setting the record for a …

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New Era Field hosted the Bills' final home regular season game two weeks ago. The transformation then began to ice rink in time for Friday's USA vs. Canada game in the World Junior Championship. Here is a time lapse look at how it happened: https://twitter.com/WJCinBUF/status/946478392588886016

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UPDATED The World Junior Championship game between Team USA and Team Canada on Friday will remain outdoors at New Era Field. Game time is 3 p.m. The committee that needed to give its final approval for the game did so during a brief meeting Thursday afternoon. Projections call for a game-time temperature of 6 degrees with the wind chill making it feel like 4 degre…

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Team USA's practice at New Era Field on Wednesday was a testament to the difficulty of keeping ice in good condition in 12-degree weather. Players and staff placed water bottles over divots in the ice throughout practice, steering skaters away from particularly beat up areas. There were around 10 scattered around the rink when the Zamboni was called out. Defenseman Q…

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With the outdoor game in the World Junior Championship scheduled for Friday, officials at New Era Field are looking for snow shovelers. Shoveling will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. and continue into the afternoon and evening as needed and is open to anyone 18 and over with proper working papers and identification. Pay is $11 per hour. According to a news release, lunch a…

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NFL broadcaster Ross Tucker was at New Era Field for Sunday's game between the Bills and Indianapolis Colts. Before the snow came, Tucker took a photo of a man wearing a jacket labeled "Alcohol Compliance" and wondered whether this was another uniquely Buffalo thing. https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/939908552075939840 Most stadiums have some form of alcoho…

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Devin McCourty, the New England defensive back, has played enough games in Buffalo to know what to expect when the Patriots roll into New Era Field for Sunday's game. “When we pull into that stadium, there’s nobody happy to see that bus pull in there,” McCourty said Wednesday, according to Boston.com. “A lot of middle fingers, a lot of mouthing words.” And it doesn't…

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram made an interesting decision to jump into the stands at New Era Field after his first-quarter touchdown, and got a beverage thrown at him as a result. Ingram scored from 1 yard out to give the Saints a 7-3 lead and found a pair of Saints fans in the front row. Not all Buffalo Bills fans, however, were thrilled with the decisio…

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New Era Field was rocking Sunday after the Bills pulled off a comeback not seen in decades against the Buccaneers. One Tampa Bay writer was so impressed with the atmosphere that he recommended adding a Bills home game to your sports bucket list. "When you ask for a perfect day for football, this was it," Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones wrote. "Then the game started.…

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Champion Lacrosse is set to host the third 3Nation Lacrosse Classic Saturday and Sunday at New Era Field and also at nearby Erie Community College's south campus. The event showcases some of the top middle school and high school-aged boys lacrosse players from the United States and Canada as well as the top Native Americans. The event is expected to attract participants…

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 Is the best food at New Era Field actually more like a drink?  SI.com’s Eats section ranked the best food at each NFL stadium and determined the Moonshine Mary to be the best food item at Bills games. Here is what SI.com had to say: “This beverage invites visitors to try a whole new kind of meal – and this one's in a glass. The stadium's moonshine-spiked, spicy toma…

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When you look at the crowd of players among the Buffalo Sabres' potential bottom-six forwards, there's one intangible you have to keep in mind about Jacob Josefson. The former New Jersey Devils center is one of the NHL's best when it comes to the shootout. The last two years, remember, the Sabres have been the NHL's worst. Over the last three seasons, Josefson went 1…