ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Fans of the Buffalo Bills celebrate a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
That didn't take long. The Buffalo Bills made individual game tickets available to season ticket holders on Friday, with a limit of six additional tickets per account. On Saturday, the team allowed season ticket holders to buy an unlimited number of tickets - and by the end of the day, the Bills' first two home games had sold out.
The September 16 home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as a September 30 game against the New England Patriots, have no individual tickets remaining. Team CEO Russ Brandon was quick to point out on Twitter that club seats are still available, and some blocks of individual seats have been reserved for fans who still wish to purchase season tickets.Bills receiver David Nelson spent Friday evening doing an appearance in Rochester, and upon returning, tweeted this out just before midnight. "Wow!! Just got back to the stadium, & there are people camping out all night 4 tickets this year!! This is why I love this city!
With the Bills in Toronto Series hosting one regular season game, the team has just five home dates remaining for single game tickets: against Tennesse on October 21, Miami on November 15, Jacksonville on December 2, St. Louis on December 9, and the New York Jets on December 30.
During the 2011 off-season, the Bills did not sell out their first two games until August 31. The lockout put a damper on ticket sales in the off-season, as did the team's lukewarm interest in the free agent market. With neither of those issues casting a shadow over Buffalo this year, it appears as though Bills fans are excited. The three December home games could also be playing a role, as fans buy their tickets for the early games and bypass the snow and ice.
You can buy tickets on the team's website, or by calling 1-877-BBTICKS.