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In describing the new concessions at New Era Field this season, the Delaware North Buffalo Sportservice executive chef cracked a grin. "People like their fried food in Buffalo," Jonathan Wilson quipped. While lacking the showiness of stadium foods Delaware North has debuted for the Sabres, the new items for general Buffalo Bills ticket-holders at New Era Field - begi…

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Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season. Schedule Sept. 9: at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS Sept. 16: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1 p.m., CBS Sept. 23: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS Sept. 30: at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., CBS Oct. 7: vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS Oct. 14: at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS Oct. 21: at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.…

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Bills fans will no longer have the option of printing their tickets for access to New Era Field, according to a new mobile ticketing policy announced Friday. The Bills said tickets are "fully digital and only accessible through your mobile device." According to a news release fans can manage through tickets through the My One Buffalo app or buffalobills.com in order …

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Bills fans will be able to pick Lloyd Taco as their game-time meal this season at New Era Field. The Buffalo-born Mexican-inspired eats operation will be feeding fans this season, from about 10 stadium sites. In addition to preseason and regular season home games, Lloyd will be served at a concert and a special event of some sort, said Lloyd co-founder Peter Cimino. …

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The price of building a new football stadium in Buffalo for the Bills to call home could exceed the $1.4 billion purchase price of the team. That makes for a daunting proposition for team officials as well as state and local officials and could mean increased prices and personal seat licenses for fans. In an interview with The News, co-owner and team president Kim Pegul…

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ATLANTA — Kim Pegula sees the Buffalo Bills facing a difficult road toward a new stadium, because all entities involved will balk at contributing to a price tag likely to exceed the team’s purchase price of $1.4 billion. “I don’t even know if we can get there,” the team’s co-owner told The Buffalo News while attending the NFL spring meeting. “I know fans in Buffalo don’…

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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. https://buffalonews.com/2017/12/29/u-s-writes-a-snow-globe-storyboo…

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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…