BUFFALO (WKBW) The Bills will kick off their home preseason action on Friday, and when the team takes the field, there will be some new rules in place for fans.
The first is a crackdown on binge drinking in all of the stadium lots. No kegs, funnels, or glass bottles are allowed.
There is also a new open container law the streets of Orchard Park surrounding the stadium. No open alcohol in cans, bottles, or cups is allowed.
There are also changes at the gates of the stadium itself. There is no longer any smoking or drinking in line, and probably the biggest new rule states that no large purses or bags are allowed in. Bags must be clear and small, about the size of a gallon ziploc bag.
These rules will all take effect starting this Friday, the Bills preseason home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Some of these are league rules, others from the Bills, including the addition of 128 Erie County Sheriffs Deputies on patrol on gameday.
Bills and law enforcement officials say this is all in the name of safety and security.
"We're promoting responsibility, we're promoting having a great time, coming to a Buffalo Bills game. Tailgating of course. We still want people to have fun tailgating, we're not saying you can't do that. As a matter of fact, just do it responsibly. Have a good time, but do it responsibly," Bills VP of Event Operations Andy Major said.
New Game Day Policies:
Fan Code of Conduct: