What you need to know for Buffalo Bills first 2018 preseason game

Posted at 8:19 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 08:19:40-04

If you're headed to New Era Field to see the Buffalo Bills take on the Carolina Panthers for the first preseason game of 2018, here are some reminders for you!

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. You can watch the game on 7 Eyewitness News.

Abbott Road around the stadium parking lots will close around 2 p.m. After the game, Big Tree road will be closed to Westbound Traffic from Abbott to the 219 overpass.

There will be designated Uber pick up and drop off points outside the stadium.

Stadium parking lots open four hours before kickoff, so at three p.m. on this gameday. Lots will close two hours after the game. No exceptions are made for early arrivals, even if you already have your parking pass. 

Tailgating is allowed in most stadium lots. Remember to be considerate of others vehicles and property, to dispose of your trash, use plastic cups and cans because no glass is allowed and to extinguish all flames and grills before entry or departure from the game. Any violators may have their tickets revoked or face criminal charges.

Gates to the stadium open 90 minutes before kickoff. All belongings need to be in a clear bag 12x6x12, or a clear gallon freezer bag. Clear backpacks and clear tote bags are not allowed. A small clutch or crossbody bag is allowed, but should be roughly the size of a hand.

For a list of prohibited items, you can check this website.

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