Bills Could See Boost In Ticket Sales With Four Of First Six Games Played At Home
The Bills’ '13 schedule is "favorable from a ticket-selling and fan-comfort perspective," as "four of the first six games are at home," according to Mark Gaughan of the BUFFALO NEWS. The Bills play "only one December game in Orchard Park, on Dec. 22" against the Dolphins. The team last year played "three December games in Orchard Park and failed to sell out two of them." Late-season home games "typically are harder to sell out." Meanwhile, coming off a 6-10 season, the Bills "did not get any love from the television networks." For the fourth straight year, the Bills are "not scheduled to appear on either" NBC’s "SNF" or ESPN’s "MNF" (BUFFALO NEWS, 4/19). In Rochester, Sal Maiorana notes the Bills have "only two games scheduled for the 4 o'clock time slot, one of those on Sunday, Dec. 1, the annual 'home' game in Toronto where the Atlanta Falcons will be the opponent at Rogers Centre." It is the "fourth year in a row the game in Canada will be played against an NFC foe." However, this is a "vastly different schedule than the 2012 version." The Bills last year played "only three home games by the middle of November, then played four of the last five at home -- all in December -- including their Toronto game." This year, the Bills will play "six home games -- all in Orchard Park -- by the middle of November" (ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, 4/19).