Buffalo Bills Training Camp: How-to guide for fans

PITTSFORD, NY — With the first Buffalo Bills Training Camp of the Sean McDermott-era opening Thursday at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, here are a few helpful tips for veteran and first-time attendees to maximize their experience.

Schedule

Thursday, July 27 — 5:30 p.m.*

Friday, July 28 — 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 29 — 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, July 30 — 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 — 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 — 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 3 — 8:45 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 4 — 5:30 p.m. at New Era Field, Orchard Park, Erie County

Sunday, Aug. 6 — 2:15 p.m.*

Monday, Aug. 7 — 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug.8 — 8:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug.10 — Preseason Game 1 vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13 — 2:15 p.m.*

Monday, Aug. 14 — 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 — 8:45 a.m.

*Ticket required for entry.

NOTE: All practice times are subject to change. Facilities open one hour before practice begins.

Where to pick up tickets

For Thursday, July 27—5:30 p.m.

Crosby’s — 4614 Lake Road, Sweden.

Crosby’s — 1449 Lake Road, Hamlin.

Crosby’s — 7953 Rochester Road, Gasport, Niagara County.

For Friday, August 4—5:30 p.m. at New Era Field

Tops Friendly Markets — 4777 Transit Road, Depew, Erie County.

Tops Friendly Markets — 3980 Maple Road, Amherst, Erie County.

Tops Friendly Markets — 3507 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece

For Sunday, August 6—2:15 p.m.

Safelite AutoGlass — 1260 Scottsville Road, Chili.

Safelite AutoGlass — 900 Jefferson Road, Suite 1604, Henrietta.

Safelite AutoGlass — 6255 S. Transit Road, Lockport, Niagara County.

Safelite AutoGlass — 2918 Walden Ave., Suite 290, Depew.

Safelite AutoGlass — 4900 Camp Road, Suite 500, Hamburg, Erie County.

For Sunday, Aug. 13 — 2:15 p.m.

Tickets are available through the “My One Buffalo” App. Log-In, and under My Tickets click on training camp ticket offer. Once an order has been processed, tickets will be emailed.

Note: Tickets are complimentary, but are required for entry to the above listed practices and are limited in quantity.

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Shuttle lot locations

Pittsford Mendon High School, 472 Mendon Road, Pittsford.

Pittsford Sutherland High School 55 Sutherland Street, Pittsford.

Barker Road Middle School, 75 Barker Road, Pittsford.

Calkins Road Middle School, 1899 Calkins Road, Pittsford.

Note: Mendon and Sutherland will serve as primary lots and Barker Road and Calkins Road as overflow lots, with the exception of July 27, when Mendon and Barker Road will be the primary lots.

There is a $1 charge to ride the shuttle for those ages 12 to 62. All services are accessible.

The last bus leaves campus for the parking lots approximately one hour after practice ends. When leaving, board buses at the same bus stop used for drop off upon arrival.

The Buffalo Bills Experience offers children a chance
The Buffalo Bills Experience offers children a chance to test their skills during camp at St. John Fisher College. (Photo: Jay Capers)
What to expect

Bills Experience Area

Adjacent to the practice field, the Bills Experience Area is open whenever the Bills practice and is an ideal area for children.

Bills Slide — Race your friends to the top and see who can slide down the fastest.

Football Toss — Charles Clay 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.

Running Back Challenge — Practice your best spin move, and side step oncoming defenders, as you race to the end zone and dive over the pylon.

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?

Red Zone — It is goal-to-go and you need to lead your team into the end zone. You have the ball and are headed toward the end zone, but first you have to go around and over the defensive linemen.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy signs autographs afterBuy Photo
Bills running back LeSean McCoy signs autographs after the first day of training camp at St. John Fisher College.  (Photo: Jamie Germano/@jgermano1/Staff Photographer)
Kids Autograph Zone

Following each practice, two players will be available for 15 minutes for children ages 14 and younger to have one item signed. Due to high demand, waiting lines will be limited to the number of children that can be reasonably accommodated each session. Start time of the autograph tent is flexible based on the end time of each practice. Players may also sign unannounced along fenced areas after practice.

Concessions/vendor area

Fans can enjoy a number of concessions, including, pizza, sandwiches, snacks, drinks, sweets and items off the grill. For select practices, food trucks will also be on site. All concession locations are cash only.

Bills sponsors and team partners will also have tents set up around camp, offering a number of complimentary items, as well as information regarding purchasing season tickets and individual game tickets. The path from the shuttle drop off to the practice fields includes a trip through the Bills team shop, where fans can purchase official team merchandise.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if it rains?

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 also will be closed when outdoor practice is canceled.

What can I bring?

Among the things explicitly prohibited is alcohol. The Bills also reserve the right to restrict any items that are deemed inappropriate or detract from the experience of other fans. Fans can bring their own food, beverages, small coolers, thermoses, cameras, etc.

How much does it cost to attend camp?

It is free to attend. Food and beverages will be available at concession stands and are cash only. Bills merchandise and regular-season game tickets are available for purchase in the vendor area and all major credit cards are accepted.

Will there be restrooms for the public?

Public restrooms will be located throughout the fan areas. College buildings, however, will be closed to the public at all times.

Where can I go for questions or in the event of an emergency?

There will be a Bills Information Booth within the vendor area and a first-aid tent available next to the Bills Experience Area to handle any emergency medical needs.

For more information

Go to: Buffalobills.com/camp

Call: (877) 228-4257

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