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A celebration of devout Buffalo Bills fan Ezra "Pancho Billa" Castro will be held Sept. 21, the day before the Bills' home opener, at Hammer's Lot near New Era Field, organizers announced Monday. According to a tweet from the Pancho Billa Twitter account, the memorial and celebration of life was Castro's personal request before his passing. The event is scheduled fro…

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The Buffalo Bills' preseason opener tonight against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field will be the team's 18th Kids Day Game. The events begin at 3 p.m. with a Kids Day tailgate party in Lot 6, featuring activities, including mini golf, inflatables, a mechanical Bills helmet ride, airbrush tattoos, Bills-themed haircuts, DJ Milk and a performance by the Stampede. T…

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The Bills are set to begin training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Here is what you need to know. How to get there  |  Buffalo Bills experience  |  Vendor area  |  Kids Autograph Zone  |  Camp contact info  |  Theme days  |  Key dates  |  FAQ  |  Where to stay  |  Where to park Camp schedule Thursday, July 25: 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 26: 9:45 a.m. …

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter. I have answers. Let's get rolling. Kevin Thompson asks: Regarding the new stadium debate: is a downtown stadium the best use of valuable real estate? Isn’t the practical solution building a new stadium in the parking lot next to the existing one like many other teams have done? Your thoughts? …

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The Bills are seeking a couple to get married at New Era Field at halftime of the Sept. 29 game against the New England Patriots. The Bills are calling this the "Halftime Wedding Experience of a Lifetime." The winning couple will exchange vows on the field with 20 invited guests and the 70,000 fans in the stands with a reception to follow. The couple will get custom …

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Buffalo is on the rise, on a big-time rebound with development all over the place. We're back, baby. Right? Umm, did you see "The Simpsons" Sunday night? Homer sings a mocking ode to upstate New York, to the tune of "New York, New York," in which Buffalo is prominently featured. Check it out, thanks to a tweet from 97 Rock's Rich "Bull" Gaenzler. https://twi…

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New Era Field will have a new turf playing surface for the 2019 season. The aim is to replace the track that rings the field as well as actual playing surface as part of a series of projects that include concrete repairs, new paint and yearly maintenance. The turf most recently was replaced in 2011. Given the weather conditions in the area, the need to replace the tu…

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KeyBank Center and New Era Field came out among the better North American sports venues for percentage of  major food safety violations, according to an ESPN project released Thursday that reviewed routine inspection reports from 2016 and 2017. KeyBank was ranked No. 19 overall with a violation rate of 14.55 percent. Only five NHL venues had a lower percentage of violat…

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Building a new football stadium is always a popular topic in Western New York. There's not an immediate need for one – New Era Field is certainly serviceable, and all parties involved have indicated nothing is happening in the near future – but fans still worry. They know the NFL is always pushing for more revenue, and not having a shiny new stadium could be used against t…

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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’…