ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The number of arrests and ejections in and around New Era Field dropped to an all-time low during the 2019 season.
"The numbers are the lowest in our history. We averaged two arrests, 42 ejections per game last season. Years ago we averaged almost 30 arrests per game and almost 140 ejections per game," said Andy Major, Bills Vice President of Operations and Guest Experience. "We are really proud of that progress. We are really proud of the fans."
This past season, the Bills created a "Tailgate Village" for fans who came to the game on a bus or limo. Major says it was a big success.
"A fun, engaging, safe unique atmosphere for fans," Major said, adding this past year "couldn't have gone any better."
In addition to "Tailgate Village," Major credits the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the stadium security team's attention to detail.
A winning product on the field certainly doesn't hurt, either. The Josh Allen-led Bills posted their best record (10-6) since 1999.
"Winning is great for every department in this company, every department benefits from winning," Major added.