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NFL Stadium Rankings: Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Ralph Wilson Stadium|Capacity: 73,967|Opened: 1973
OVERALL RANK
8
Ralph Wilson Stadium
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Category Rank (1-32)
2
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.3% 4.3% 19.6% 24.8% 51%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$51.24 10.3% 1st $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.5% 9.9% 49.4% 25.7% 11.6%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3% 8.5% 48.9% 27.8% 11.8%
Category Rank (1-32)
1
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.4% 0.4% 1.8% 9.9% 87.5%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
6% 14.8% 29.5% 27.9% 21.8%
Category Rank (1-32)
19
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.2% 36.5% 45.3% 10.8% 5.2%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Marshawn Lynch Roscoe Parrish Trent Edwards Lee Evans Paul Posluszny
45% 18.3% 15.6% 7% 4%
Marshawn Lynch
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Category Rank (1-32)
15
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.9% 3.3% 11.5% 34.2% 50.1%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
22.9% 21.8% 33.5% 12.5% 9.2%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "I saw snowballs (actually iceballs) being hurled relentlessly at two fans wearing Detroit Lions parkas sitting in the end zone. The only respite these unfortunate fans got was when a Lions player was near the end zone."
  • "The first game I ever attended was a Monday Night Football matchup: 1993 Houston Oilers at Buffalo Bills. A nice man and his pre-teen aged son were wearing their Warren Moon jerseys. The kid was so excited and some big drunk Bills fans harassed them unforgivingly, even throwing stuff at the kid as he walked to a Port-a-Potty."
  • "A Miami fan came and didn't get pelted with beer until the fourth quarter. That was really disappointing."
  • "The worst thing I ever saw in Ralph C. Wilson Stadium is O.J. Simpson's name on the "Wall Of Fame.""
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "Bills versus Ricky Williams and Dolphins in 2003, I believe: We were losing and it started snowing bad and the more it snowed, the more we scored. We ended up winning big and the whole stadium stood the entire fourth quarter singing 'Let it Snow ... Let it Snow ... Let it Snow!'"
  • "That one is easy. It just happened last weekend. I took my 8-year-old to his first NFL game. We live in Pelham, N.H. We drove more than eight hours each way to get to the game. They had some fun things going on inside the field house on game day, and then we got to watch the Bills mount another fourth-quarter comeback to win the game."
  • "Seeing Frank Reich dismantle the Houston Oilers in the greatest comeback game ever."
  • "My first game ever: I was 10 years old in November, 1988, when I saw the goalposts come down after the crowd stormed the field when Scott Norwood kicked the winning field goal for us to beat the Jets 9-6 in overtime. We won the division earlier than any other team had, but to me it was amazing because of the spectacle of it all. We were in the far top corner of the upper deck and it was miserable and rainy throughout the game -- we were decked out in our finest garbage bags -- and I came in knowing absolutely zero about football. My grandfather explained it all to me as the game progressed, and it was love at first sight. Being from Buffalo, we're used to being the whipping boys of not only the NFL but also the USA -- and it was great to be able to celebrate not just the team but the city."
Category Rank (1-32)
13
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.9% 7.7% 53.8% 26.3% 9.3%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1.9% 6.5% 41.4% 31.4% 18.8%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
28.4% 31.2% 28.8% 6.5% 5%
 
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