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Tailgate debate at One Bills Drive

Posted at 7:52 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 19:52:26-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — A battle is brewing off the field at One Bills Drive over the Bills’ new tailgate policy.

The team says the changes are all about fan safety, but one lawmaker tells us it is greedy.

“I think this is a money grab and it’s not treating the fans properly,” says Congressman Tom Reed.

The Buffalo Bills announced last week that anyone in the bus and limo lot will not be able to tailgate next to their vehicle and instead will have to pay to enter the brand new “Tailgate Village.”

According to the Bills, tailgate package pricing varies depending on vehicle size.

Congressman Tom Reed, who calls himself an avid Bills fan, says the new tailgate policy is an attempt by the organization to get more money from its fan base.

“To nickel and dime some of the best football fans in all of America, to treat them like this is unwise,” says Rep. Reed.

When asked for reaction to Rep. Reed’s comments, the Bills organization referred 7 Eyewitness News to last week’s news conference.