The Buffalo Bills, scorching at the box office, are considering a cap on season ticket sales for the first time in club history.
Interest has soared to unprecedented levels from the excitement emanating from their first winning record in a decade, new ownership, Rex Ryan’s arrival and a few high-profile roster moves.
A Bills source has indicated season tickets have surpassed 55,000. They are virtually certain they will break their record of 57,132 set in 1992.
A cap on season tickets would be instituted to protect fans who want to buy single-game tickets.
The source added Ralph Wilson Stadium’s suites are nearly sold out.
Revenues will be greater, as ticket prices are up 6 percent over last year.
What’s more, season tickets are 10 games – eight regular-season, two preseason – instead of just the nine games when the Bills exported one of their home dates to Toronto from 2008 through 2013.
The Bills sold 42,540 season tickets in the last year of the Toronto series, 43,265 season tickets in 2012, 37,355 season tickets in 2011, 44,084 season tickets in 2010 and 55,194 season tickets in 2009.