How Buffalo Bills Fans Can Get More Than Their Money’s Worth

Good news for Buffalo Bills fans…

How Buffalo Bills fans can save some money...
By Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix, USN
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Your Fan Cost Index of $391 in 2015 was the third lowest. Talk about bargains!

Now for the bad news: at $631, the real cost index was 61% higher.

Sounds like the residents of upstate New York could use some tips on…

How Buffalo Bills fans can save money

Tickets.   NFL ticket prices on the secondary market usually cost much more than their face value. In 2016, the initial average resale price was 2.61 times the average face value; in 2015 it was 2.49 times.

This is clearly not the case with the Buffalo Bills. For instance, take the 2015 week 2 matchup between the Patriots and the Bills at New Era Field. Two weeks before the game, there were seats in section 102 available from online ticket brokers for as little as $125. These seats would cost a season ticket holder $105, and would cost you $123 if you bought them from the Bills’ official website.

So yes, you can save on Buffalo Bills tickets - find out here which ticket brokers give you the best chance at the best prices.

Bills Mafia is the bro shotgunning beers and crushing the cans on his forehead. It’s the guy lighting himself on fire. Or the lady doing Dizzy Bat…”
Tailgating.   Led by the Bills Mafia “fambase”, Buffalo was ranked as the top tailgating city in 2015 by Yahoo Travel.

That may or may not mean squat, since every NFL fan thinks their team’s is the best.

But if nothing else, the tailgate parties at New Era Field have become a spectator sport and internet fodder, as evidenced by the dozens of viral videos:

Of course you don’t have to go that far to have some fun, but since tailgating at the old Ralph Wilson Stadium is nearly as big an event as the game itself, I’m sure these cost-cutting tips will be helpful for your next Buffalo Bills tailgate party.

  • Beer - The cost of a beer at the Buffalo Bills stadium is the 3rd highest in the NFL, so why pay $9.50 for one when you can get thirty Labatt’s for $15.99? You can find other great deals on brew at Consumer Beverages.

  • Tailgating games - Why 150 bucks or more for a custom corn hole board when you can get a Buffalo Bills corn hole wrap for just $50? There are also games for much less, including the choice of many Bills fans, Dizzy Bat.

  • Food - What would a Buffalo Bills tailgate party be without Buffalo wings? While you probably know that they’re easy to make, perhaps you don’t realize how little it will cost you. Drumsticks cost about $1.25/lb., and wings are about $2.60 per, so you can easily whip up a batch for less than half of what Buffalo Wild Wings would charge. Here is a pretty simple recipe for Buffalo wings.

  • Parking - A Buffalo Bills parking pass is pretty cheap ($25) by NFL stadium standards, but if you can’t get one at face value, you still may end up paying double or triple that from an online ticket broker. Find some way cheaper parking alternatives right here.

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