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Bills hold the line on ticket prices Toronto preseason tilt moved to The Ralph

Buffalo Bills season tickets, some of the lowest priced in the NFL, will remain flat for the 2012 season the team announced Tuesday. Some will even cost less.

The team also announced that it is moving a scheduled preseason game from Toronto's Rogers Centre to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Meanwhile, ticket prices for the Family Corner and Rockpile sections at Ralph Wilson Stadium have been reduced. Family Corner ticket prices are $30 per game -- reduced $10 from last season -- while Rockpile prices will be $25 per game, down $15 from 2011.

The average season-ticket price is $58.36 for non-premium seats and the last increase for season tickets was in 2010. An announcement on when single-game tickets will be available will come at a later date, although they have gone on sale in July in previous years.

The Bills will have a nine-game schedule at Ralph Wilson Stadium this season. The Bills will play one regular-season game at Rogers Centre as part of the Bills Toronto Series.

The preseason game originally planned for Rogers Centre will be played in Ralph Wilson Stadium due to scheduling conflicts at the Toronto venue with the baseball Blue Jays. The Bills were seeking to play their third preseason game at the Rogers Centre but a weekend date wasn't available.

The 2012 NFL preseason schedule will have games starting the first week of August and the Blue Jays have a 10-game homestand scheduled for the middle of the month. Toronto begins a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Aug. 10, followed by a four-game set with the Chicago White Sox Aug. 13 and three more against the defending American League champion Texas Rangers beginning Aug. 17.

The Blue Jays will be in the middle of a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays the first weekend of September. Not playing preseason games north of the border isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The Bills drew just 39,583 fans for their preseason game against Indianapolis in 2010, which was down from an announced crowd of 48,433 for their preseason game against Pittsburgh in 2008.

The regular-season game at the Rogers Centre will be the last game under the current five-year, $78 million deal between the Bills and Rogers Communications, and both sides have expressed interest in a new deal that will see the Bills continue to play regularly in Toronto.

"We are currently working with Rogers Communications to extend our agreement to play Bills games at Rogers Centre," Bills CEO Russ Brandon said. "Our core goal is to continue to regionalize our franchise and continue our series in Toronto which has served us so well. We will provide more information once terms are finalized."

The dates won't be announced until April, but the Bills home opponents' include Miami, New England and the New York Jets in the AFC East as well as Jacksonville, Tennessee, Kansas City, St. Louis and Seattle.

Bills away games are against Houston, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Arizona, San Francisco and their AFC East opponents.

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