Your go-to guide to Bills training camp: Schedule, attractions, FAQs & more
updated 9:30 AM , July 15, 2014
Training camp practice schedule & key dates
Sunday, July 20: 6 p.m. (first practice)
Monday, July 21: 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22: 8 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23: 8 a.m.
Friday, July 25: 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 26: 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 27: 2 p.m.
Monday, July 28: 8 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30: 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 31: 8 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 1: 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 3: Bills vs. Giants at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5: 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6: 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8: Bills at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9: 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10: 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 12: 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16: Bills at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 18: 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19: 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20: 8 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21: 2 p.m. (Bills break camp)
Saturday, Aug. 23: Tampa Bay at Bills, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26: Roster cutdown to 75 players.
Thursday, Aug. 28: Detroit at Bills, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30: Roster cutdown to 53 players.
Night practice ticket information
Night practice tickets are complimentary but required. Tickets for the following dates will be available at the following sites:
July 20, 25, 26: Available on Monday at 9 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Limit eight per order.
Aug. 1, 5, 9: Available on Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the following Sunoco and Tops locations, limit four per person. Sunoco: 6730 Packard Road, Niagara Falls; 5665 Seneca St., West Seneca; 8000 Main St., Clarence; 1324 Latta Road, Rochester. Tops: 2351 Maple Road, Amherst; 1215 Jefferson Road, Henrietta; 2140 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island; 999 East Ridge Road, Irondequoit.
Aug. 18: Available on Monday at 9 a.m. at the following Dunn Tire locations, limit two per person: Clarence Mall, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence; 3300 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester.
How to get there, where to park & where to stay
From Buffalo and points west: Take New York State Thruway to Exit 46. Take Route 390 North to Route 590 North to Monroe Avenue. Follow green-and-white road signs to any of the shuttle lots.
- Sutherland High School, 55 Sutherland St., Pittsford, 14534
- Pittsford-Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford, 14534
- Barker Road Middle School, 75 Barker Road, Pittsford, 14534 (overflow)
The Mendon and Sutherland lots will be used for all practices; the Barker Road Middle School serves as the overflow facility.
There is a $1 charge for ages 12-62 to ride the shuttle buses and all services are handicap accessible.
- Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Pittsford-Victor Road, Pittsford. (585) 248-9000
- Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn, 940 Jefferson Road, Rochester. (585) 427-2700
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 800 Jefferson Road, Rochester. (585) 475-9190
- Fairfield Inn South, 4695 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta. (585) 334-3350
- La Quinta Inn Rochester South, 717 East Henrietta Road, Rochester. (585) 272-7800
- Canal Lamp Inn, 27 North Main St., Pittsford. (585) 381-4351
Frequently asked questions
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: If inclement weather prevents the Bills from practicing outdoors, the team will move indoors and those practices are closed to the public. The interactive areas will also be closed when practice is canceled. For updates, see buffalobills.com or call (877) 228-4257.
Q: What can I bring?
A: Among the things explicitly prohibited is alcohol. The Bills also reserve the right to restrict any items that are deemed inappropriate. Fans can bring their own food, beverages, small coolers, thermoses, cameras, etc.
Q: How much does it cost to attend camp?
A: Training camp admission is free. Shuttle buses cost $1 for those ages 12 to 62. Food and beverages are available at concession stands and are cash only. Bills merchandise and tickets are available for purchase in the vendor area and all major credit cards are accepted.
Q: Will there be restrooms for the public?
A: Public restrooms will be located throughout the fan areas. College buildings, however, will be closed to the public at all times.
Q: Where can I go for questions or in the event of an emergency?
A: There will be an information booth within the vendor area and a first aid tent will be available to handle any emergency medical needs.
Buffalo Bills Experience
The interactive games area adjacent to the practice fields is a highlight of camp for youths. It is open whenever the Bills practice. There will be a new Bills Super Slide for kids. Here’s a rundown of the challenges:
Quarterback Challenge – The pressure is on as three receivers are open to catch your game-winning pass. But watch out. There is a “huge” defender who wants to get to you first.
Field Goal Challenge – You’re in the final seconds of the game and the coach has sent you out to clinch the game for your team. Can you overcome the pressure and put the ball through the uprights?
Football Toss – Scott Chandler is on the 20-yard line waiting for you to throw him the ball. Wait. Is that Sammy Watkins on the 5-yard line? You must make the split-second decision of who gets the ball to score the touchdown.
Bills Blaster – The end zone is in sight but the defensive linemen are blocking you at every turn. Blast past and through the course and then you must dive into the end zone to score the winning touchdown.
Red Zone – It is your opportunity to win the game. You have the ball, are headed toward the end zone, but first you have to go around and over the defensive linemen.
Obstacle Course – Dash around the
defense, run through the rope course, take the long snap and throw the ball to the receiver in the end zone.
Near the main entrance of the camp, fans will have the chance to purchase Bills merchandise. Tickets are available online and by calling (877) 228-4257.
KIDS Autograph zone
Children under the age of 14 can get autographs after each practice at the Kids Autograph Tent. Each child can have one item signed. Because of high demand, the lines will be limited to the number of youths who can be accommodated that day. Fans can also get autographs along the fence of the field as players exit practice.
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