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Bills home opener: Here's what you need to about parking and traffic around the stadium

There are also changes to the parking at Highmark Stadium due to the construction of the new stadium.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — If you are planning to attend the Buffalo Bills' game against the Raiders on Sunday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Buffalo Bills are reminding people about the changes in parking and traffic patterns in place on game day. 

"They should have a plan of how they're going to travel to the stadium and where they plan on parking and that should make things a lot easier for everyone," said Chief Tim Carney with the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Tim Carney with the Erie County Sheriff's Office is ready for Sunday's parking lot changes in Orchard Park and he wants you to be ready, too.

Carney says with construction now along a big part of the west side of Abbott Road, the biggest changes involve buses, limos, and RVs.

"The Bills have done away with RV parking this season, and they've moved the bus and limo lots up to the north side of the stadium over behind, essentially behind Prohibition in the old Lot 5 at Abbott and Southwestern and there will be capacity in that lot for, I think, about forty buses and forty limos," said Chief Tim Carney.

Also, Lot 3, which was employee parking is now open to fans.

If you don't feel like driving, you can always take the Game Day Express Bus. You can take it round trip to the stadium for $10 or $5 one way. Be sure to bring cash or use the Token Transit app.

"We want this to be equitable. You shouldn't just have to have a car to make it to a Bills game. We want to make sure that people from all over Western New York are able to get to the stadium to be able to root for their team," says Kelly Khatib, NFTA Communications Manager.

You can catch the Game Day Express at the main bus station downtown or at several other stops. The buses brought an average of 175 fans to each game last year. 

Bottom line, don't leave anything to chance.

"I think people just to come with a little extra patience and have a plan. Don't just come out there, and wing it, and I'll figure it out when I get out there," said Chief Tim Carney.

Here is what you need to know: 

Colton RV Camper Lot

  • The Colton RV Camper Lot has been temporarily removed from the Highmark Stadium campus.
  • Campers/RVs will be unable to park within any Buffalo Bills controlled parking lots.
  • We look forward to the return of the new RV Camper Lot experience for the 2026 football season.

Bus & Limo Lot

  • The Bus & Limo Lot has been relocated from the west side of Abbott Road to the east side of Abbott Road.
  • The new lot location is just north of Lot 6 Preferred and south of Southwestern Blvd.
  • For more information, please see 'Bus & Limo Parking' below.

Community Drive

  • This road, stretching from the ECC South campus to Abbott Road, will not be accessible.

Lot 4

  • The southernmost portion of Lot 4 will be closed/inaccessible.
  • Parking on game days will still be available to permit holders and those paying via credit card on the remaining portion of Lot 4.

Lot 3

  • Lot 3 has been relocated near the corner of Abbott Road and Big Tree Road.
  • Fans may enter and/or exit the Lot 3 via Erie College Drive from Big Tree Road or the access road from Abbott Road on game days.

You can access the stadium map to see which lot to park in based on where your gate is.  https://www.buffalobills.com/stadium/

Here's what you need to know about getting to the stadium: 


• The section of Abbott Road in front of the stadium closes to north and southbound traffic at 8 a.m.;

• This section of Abbott Road will remain closed until after the game;

• Lots 2-Preferred, 2-ADA and 3 are accessible from Route 20A;

• Lot 6-Preferred and Lot 6-ADA are accessible from Route 20.


• Prior to the conclusion of the game, Route 20A from Fieldhouse Drive will be two-lanes, one-way traffic headed eastbound away from the stadium. Any vehicles parked west of Fieldhouse Drive must travel westbound.


• All stadium lots open at *9 a.m. and drivers are asked NOT to park on the shoulder of the roadways for pedestrian safety;

• Lots open to fans will be 1, 2-Preferred, 2-ADA, 3,4, 6-Preferred, 6-ADA and Lot 7;

• The Bus and Limo Lot is moved to the stadium’s northside along Route 20.

While we know Bills' fans love to tailgate, the sheriff's office wants fans to know that intoxicated and unmanageable guests will not be permitted into the stadium. 

For more information on what you can bring into the stadium: https://www.buffalobills.com/stadium/


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