Bills Could Set Season Ticket Sales Record

The Bills will be in Buffalo for the foreseeable future and the team has been very active in free agency. Throw in Rex Ryan, the end of the Toronto series and some terrific home opponents and the Bills are on pace to possibility set a new record in season ticket sales.

The offseason has been exciting for Buffalo Bills fans. The team has added an exciting and big-talking head coach in Rex Ryan, a No. 1 running back in LeSean McCoy, a playmaking wide receiver in Percy Harvin, a versatile tight end in Charles Clay and Buffalo also re-signed their top free agent, Jerry Hughes. Those are just a few of the moves that Buffalo has made.

Bills fans have taken notice of the moves and the team is seeing an increase in season tickets. Currently, the team has sold close to 53,000 season tickets. This is up from the 47,482 season tickets sold in 2014. The record for season tickets sold in a season is 57,132 in 1992.

The fact that Buffalo is approaching this record is impressive. In 1992, the Bills were in the midst of their four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. In 2015, Buffalo is looking to end a playoff drought of 15 years. The Bills are coming off of their first winning season since 2004 so fans have high expectations for the 2015 season.

Russ Brandon, Buffalo’s team president, told The Buffalo News that he believes the stability of the team in Buffalo has played a part in the strong season ticket sales.

“I think at the foundation of the sales pace has been the stability of the franchise, with the Pegulas’ purchasing the team,” Brandon said. “No longer does that anvil hang over our collective community of where this franchise is going to be in the future. That’s certainly a huge factor into the psyche of our community.”

Season tickets in 2015 increased by six percent, but at $64 on average, the price is among the lowest in the league according to Brandon. In addition to the price of the tickets, Buffalo has a strong home schedule this season. Buffalo will welcome the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans, as well as their AFC East rivals. These are just a few reasons why Bills fans are ready and willing to purchase season tickets.

There’s no telling how the 2015 season will end up, but Bills fans are ready to “Rock the Ralph” this fall. 

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