It has been a good week for the EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills and their fans. Not only did they beat the Chicago Bears in their season opener on Sunday, but it was also announced yesterday that Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula had reached a sale agreement to purchase the team for $1.4 billion. Fans are obviously excited as Buffalo Bills tickets for their home opener have gone up nearly 30% since Saturday. Here is some of our recent Forbes article breaking down that price increase:
...the average price of Bills vs Dolphins tickets is currently $223.60. The game is 62% over the Bills’ season average at Ralph Wilson Stadium this season. It is not just the only home game on the Bills schedule with an average price above $200, it’s the only game with an average price above $180. The $107 get-in price on Sunday is currently more expensive than the average price for three other home games; week 10 vs. the Chiefs, week 12 vs. the Jets and week 13 vs. the Browns. The next most expensive game over the last four season was in October, 2011 when the Bills versus Eagles game at Ralph Wilson Stadium had an average price of $212. At that point, the Bills were 3-1 and in first place in the AFC east, and while the won the game, it was pretty much all downhill from there. They only won two games the rest of the season and finished at 6-10, which is the same record they’ve had each of of the last three seasons. Bills fan have only experience one had a winning season since 1999, which the final season that Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, and Thurman Thomas, the last three players from the Bills’ Super Bowl teams were on the same team.
To read the rest of the article, head over to Forbes.