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Season-ticket sales over 46,000 for Bills

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The Buffalo Bills have tweaked their policy regarding ticket sales for the 2014 season.

The team will no longer announce games as sellouts prior to 72 hours before kickoff, according to Marc Honan, the team's chief marketing officer.

Honan said the Bills were seeing "wild fluctuations" in the ticket market after announcing games as sellouts.

"Fans would go to the secondary ticket market," Honan said, "and end up paying as much for an outdoor seat as they would for a club seat."

Honan did, however, speak in general terms about ticket sales, saying home games against Miami, San Diego, New England, Minnesota and Green Bay have been selling well.

In order, games against Kansas City (Nov. 9), the New York Jets (Nov. 23) and Cleveland (Nov. 30) have the most tickets available, an amount Honan called "significant inventory."

The team has sold more than 46,000 season tickets for the upcoming season, the most since the 2009 season. An exact number will be released shortly after the cutoff of season-ticket sales Aug. 23, the date of the team's first preseason home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Buffalo Wing Wear

    What happens to the 'good' tickets that were being held for season tickets after the cutoff for season ticket date of Aug. 23? Do they go back into the ticket inventory that you can buy online on the Bills website?

  • B H

    1. So how do we know if the game is sold out and shown on local TV

    2. Why in the heck does the Bills care what secondary ticket markets do after a game is sold out.

    3. I don't believe the Bills care about the secondary ticket market but rather try to get every last penny from fans so they don't pay LESS on the secondary ticket market.

    4. If EJ keeps playing like EJ then those 3 games that have significant inventory will continue to have significant inventory while the secondary market will be selling those games at half price.

  • Guest

    46,000 season tix sold?? WOW, And the sheep just keep on throwing their money away!

    • Austin Hood

      So much for the theory that there is no money in Buffalo.

      There's money for the things that people feel are important.

    • Polish Prince

      Really..so what do you spend your money on? Netflix or perhaps Greatfull Dead tickets?

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