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Wilson remembrance Saturday will be walk-through event at fieldhouse


The celebration and remembrance of the life of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will be a walk-through exhibit Saturday at the Bills Fieldhouse in Orchard Park.

Fans may attend at any time between 1 to 4 p.m. Parking lots will open at noon, and there is no tailgating for the event.

The exhibit on display in the fieldhouse will feature memorabilia and artifacts from the life of Wilson, the Bills' founder and owner, who died at age 95 last week. Fans will be invited to sign a guest book to pay their respects to Wilson. The book will be presented to the Wilson family at a later date.

Due to the construction taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, fans must enter the Drive One parking lot via Big Tree Road. Cars will be parked in Lot One and the Fieldhouse Lot.

  • Guest

    When you're doing all that 'remembering', just remember all the tax dollars that he pocketed over the years!

    • Alan Baumgardner

      Technically, he didn't 'pocket' any tax dollars. He got the use of the stadium essentially rent-free, as many NFL teams do. You can say that's not a wise tax policy, but guaranteed the Bills wouldn't be here if not. Why not consider the spike in Erie County sales tax revenues on game days, and the taxable spending by Bills players, coaches and employees? In any event, even if you are not fond of Mr. Wilson, how about some respect?

      • benfranklin

        Kind of interesting that any Erie County tax payer may have spent what, maybe $10 to $100, perhaps more (towards the Bills), and we here complaints about it. Wilson's estate will pay over $300 million in estate taxes. Wonder who has the real gripe?

    • Jamie Rozek

      Oh God, get a life will ya? There has to be one class-less person at least in every post.
      Show some respect for the deceased.

  • 3DTrax

    Great idea. I wish I could be there for this. I am sure this will be an excellent exhibit put on by The Bills.

  • Lance Boil

    I'm getting bombed at the Big Tree before I go. I will then streak through the event, can't wait!

    • Guest

      You and all the other morons who seem to think he was some kind of a god!

  • Beezelbubba

    Please, no binge drinking or urinating outdoors at the memorial service. No cover bands will be allowed to perform within a 2 mile radius.


    it will also not be a sellout so the blackout rule will be in effect.

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