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Bills unveil specific plans for variable pricing

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Now that the 2014 schedule has been unveiled, teams using variable pricing in 2014 can set the prices for their various homes games.

According to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, the Bills have adopted a three-tier, Olympic-style plan for the team’s eight homes games.

The gold games, with prices ranging from $68 to $130 per seat, land on September 14 against the Dolphins and October 12 against the Patriots.

The silver games, at $58 to $112, come on September 21 (Chargers), October 19 (Vikings), November 23 (Jets), and December 14 (Packers).

Two bronze games appear on the calendar, with prices ranging from $48 to $99:  November 9 (Chiefs) and November 30 (Browns).

The decision to relegate the Packers game to Silver status is a little surprising, but since it will be played in the last month of the season when the Bills are potentially out of the running for a playoff spot, it makes sense.

It also could make it cheaper for Packers fans to gobble up unsold seats and to overrun Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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35 Responses to “Bills unveil specific plans for variable pricing”
  1. seanpbeck says: Apr 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    These prices totally overvalue Division games. Gold should be: Pats, Packers. Silver should be: Chiefs (seriously – why bronze?), Chargers. Bronze should be: Dolphins, Vikings, Browns, Jets.

    Ok, I get that Miami is the home opener, give it Silver status. Do the Jets get Silver because of all the Jets fans that will head West bc it’s way less expensive than seeing them in NJ?

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 4:56 PM

    The seat price choices can also be divided into “Too High”, “Way Too High”, and “Outrageous”. There is also the “Don’t Ask” section, but as the name implies you can’t afford to got there.

  3. bengalguy says: Apr 29, 2014 5:09 PM

    Sad franchise!

  4. seanpbeck says: Apr 29, 2014 5:15 PM

    For the record: to sit in the crappiest nosebleeds in the cold on Nov 30 to watch them play the Browns at 1 of the 2 “cheap” games, it will still cost $192 for a family of 4 to get in the door (not counting parking and any concessions).

  5. jjackwagon says: Apr 29, 2014 5:15 PM

    Huh?? I thought they were moving to Toronto?

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:16 PM

    I agree with variable pricing. The only question I have is how much should they have to pay fans to go watch the Vikings play the Bills.

  7. djaehne says: Apr 29, 2014 5:18 PM

    Game 1-2 Gold
    Game 3-4 Silver
    Game 5-6 Bronze
    Game 7-8 Wood, by then its why would i go.

  8. dasmol says: Apr 29, 2014 5:23 PM

    It’s a lame concept aimed at grabbing more money. Will the Bills give partial refunds when Gold match-ups turn in stinkers of games?

    Of course not.

  9. ampats says: Apr 29, 2014 5:34 PM

    The pricing structure tells you all you need to know about the AFCE.

    Gold: Patriots, Dolphins ( home opener)
    Silver ( Tin ): Jets

  10. zeke2517 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:34 PM

    It’s sad when industry packs up and leaves town, isn’t it?

    Those left behind have to squeeze water out of a rock.

    Blah blah blah, Great American City, blah blah blah…

  11. joetoronto says: Apr 29, 2014 6:02 PM

    “Gold” games involving the Bills, right.

    SMH.

  12. extinctionburst says: Apr 29, 2014 6:08 PM

    I know which games Kenny Bania wants to see.

  13. thelastpieceofcheese says: Apr 29, 2014 6:08 PM

    Bills are desperate! Hello LA!

  14. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    The Bills have recognized what the rest of us figured out a long time ago. The Packers are nothing special.

  15. renbutler says: Apr 29, 2014 6:17 PM

    Wow, now somebody is calling discounted tickets a “money grab?” Hilarious.

  16. brownsmakemecrazy says: Apr 29, 2014 6:19 PM

    How are the cheapest seats for a Bills game $48?

  17. ncphinsfan says: Apr 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    LOL! The Patriots and Dolphins are Gold and the Jets are Aluminum.

  18. thesilverbandit says: Apr 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    Sure beats the prices at MetLife Stadium to see an equally subpar team.

  19. iloveagoodnap says: Apr 29, 2014 6:36 PM

    Love how fans of teams without playoff wins in over 2 decades (bengals), teams that have hardly won any post merger playoff games, ever (browns) and fans in places that don’t and never will have an nfl franchise (Toronto) try and take their swings at the Bills for being terrible.

    Granted they are terrible but maybe have a team worth mentioning before you talk smack. Glass houses people.

  20. camdenyard says: Apr 29, 2014 6:56 PM

    The Factory of Sadness even travels.

  21. chris1cat says: Apr 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    So let’s say you buy a Gold, Silver or Bronze game package and you go to the game and the Bills win. Is there a closing ceremonies with actual fans on the podium while Bills players are lacing the fans necks with the proper hardware?

  22. Raddion says: Apr 29, 2014 7:20 PM

    I love the NFL the drama begets drama!

  23. djshnooks says: Apr 29, 2014 7:38 PM

    Already counting the Bills out, huh?

    Hope you’re man enough to eat crow when they go out and prove you wrong this year.

  24. kwjsb says: Apr 29, 2014 7:46 PM

    I would rethink the Browns being the “Bronze” level, they ranked 9th overall in attendance last year.

  25. seaeagle707 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:44 PM

    The Vikings rate higher in Buffalo, than do the Chiefs?!? What is wrong with that FO? Do they ever actually watch games?

    Orrrrrrr,

    do they believe that Bills fans will pay more to watch their boys put a major case of whupass on a lesser team, than to see a struggle that may not go well for Buffalo?

    Pretty shrewd, that Buffalo FO.

  26. hard2babuffalofan says: Apr 29, 2014 8:56 PM

    Just more blackouts now that Ralph’s not here to buy 5000 seats and hand them out to Girl Scouts for tax write offs

  27. mackcarrington says: Apr 29, 2014 10:51 PM

    Bills fans need to just shut up and pay whatever they charge for tickets. You want to be a big time city, then you need to start paying big time prices! I don’t want to see whining about the economy or jobs or any of that garbage. If the Bills are gong to remain in Buffalo, they need to start getting financially competitive with the rest of the league. This is a positive thing. I know that Orchard Park is loaded with money. There’s no shortage of fans who can afford it. If you can’t, shut up.

  28. micker716 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:56 PM

    “The decision to relegate the Packers game to Silver status is a little surprising”
    Dude, are y0u serious? Obviously you’ve never been to Buffalo in December.

  29. lanman11 says: Apr 30, 2014 2:15 AM

    I’ve said it here before, the Patriots are the ticket everyone wants on their home schedule. It is THEE game to see.

  30. monropoobah says: Apr 30, 2014 4:03 AM

    People are hysterical in defending their teams here. Buffalo is trying to make good business decisions. Fill the seats and get the most amount of income off of doing so. Same as all the nfl teams.
    Seems smart. Except the Jets’ of course who should clearly be platinum.

  31. stellarperformance says: Apr 30, 2014 9:07 AM

    Packer fans travel well and weather is not a factor. Should be close to a home game, similar to when they play Minnesota on the road.

  32. buzzardmeat101 says: Apr 30, 2014 9:28 AM

    Buffalo, gettin ready to shuffle of to parts unknown? Time will tell eh, Canada or bust!!! The tickets being priced as they are is a way of trying to sell snow to an Eskimo, like sitting on an Iceberg in the Arctic Ocean! Even the coffee will freeze if you don’t shoot it down quick!!!

  33. iloveagoodnap says: Apr 30, 2014 11:16 AM

    mackcarrington says: Apr 29, 2014 10:51 PM

    Bills fans need to just shut up and pay whatever they charge for tickets. You want to be a big time city, then you need to start paying big time prices! I don’t want to see whining about the economy or jobs or any of that garbage. If the Bills are gong to remain in Buffalo, they need to start getting financially competitive with the rest of the league. This is a positive thing. I know that Orchard Park is loaded with money. There’s no shortage of fans who can afford it. If you can’t, shut up.
    …………………………
    Who is whining? Pretty sure this thread is dedicated mostly to fans of other teams trying to take shots at the Bills for being terrible.

    The Bills have trouble selling tickets because they’ve been bad for so long. Anything else is just an excuse. Start winning and they will start selling tickets. No question about it. Cant really blame a fan base for not wanting to sit in the cold in late November or December to watch a team that’s 3-6 AGAIN and will miss the playoffs for 1000000th time in a row.

    Trust me, they still have a reason to play when Green Bay comes to town in December, they’ll have no problem selling tix.

  34. jebsta16 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:31 PM

    Division games should be gold, top tier teams silver and low end teams bronze. Simple as that. No games generate more buzz and fanfare than division rivals. If you can’t sell out those games, then it may just be time to move…

  35. cptbuff says: Apr 30, 2014 3:35 PM

    Jeff Tuel almost beat the Chiefs last year when they were 9-0, so maybe the logic is that with a QB worthy of being even an NFL backup starting, the Chiefs will get routed and it will be a terrible game.

    We also dismantled the Chiefs the previous 2 years with Ryan Fitzpatrick as our QB.

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