ORCHARD PARK, N.Y .(WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills are making major changes to their tailgating policies.
The organization says it is taking steps to “improve fan safety and the game day experience at New Era Field.”
The centerpiece to all of this? The new fan area known as “Tailgate Village.” It was described by the Bills as a “new, safe and fun tailgate atmosphere.”
Tailgate Village, which will offer multiple tailgate packages, will be within the bus and limo parking lot.
- Tailgate Package 1: Minimum of 12 and up to 20 passengers – $300
- Tailgate Package 2: Up to 40 passengers – $600
- Tailgate Package 3: Up to 60 passengers – $900
“We want to provide a safe and fun experience in the Bus and Limo Lot,” Bills Vice President of Operations and Guest Experience Andy Major said. “That’s the overarching goal. We’re working closely with Tailgate Guys, which is a Bills partner, who have the expertise in fan tailgating and group tailgating. They do this across the country at many of the largest colleges in the nation and they do it very successfull…So, we’re excited to move forward with them, and we think they’re going to do a great job with this.”
Fans must have a game ticket in order to be in any of the Bills’ parking lots. Tailgating after kickoff will remain prohibited.
“For buses and limo buses that are not tailgating, the cost to park will remain the same as last year at $100. Additionally, there will no longer be a deposit required when purchasing a permit for this lot,” the Bills wrote.
New this year, fans must purchase their parking permits in advance via Tailgate Guys.
More information on the new policies can be found here.