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Game Day and Tailgate Suggestions

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  • When you reach the gates, plan on a 20-30 minute wait before entering the stadium.
  • Make sure your tickets are visible in One Buffalo App, with a backup in Apple Wallet or Google Pay. Mobile ticket information.
  • No purses, bags (One clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or clutch purse no larger than 6.5" x 4.5".), tobacco, lighters, or e-cigs allowed in! They will confiscate your smokes, dip, Juuls, lighters, etc. No tobacco or nicotine is permitted. No exceptions
  • All point of sales at Highmark Stadium are cashless.



What Gate? It’s a bit of a hike to the Stadium from most private lots, and it can be a little aggravating, especially with people who have physical limitations or just don’t like long walks. Since all the security has gone up, it’s a long walk just around the Stadium, so be prepared if you park on one side of the Stadium and your gate is on the other. It isn’t bad from the Stadium lots, but from some of the private lots, you’ll be happy if you’ve thought about this in advance.


What Exit Route? You do not want to drive toward the Stadium to get on your route home. It’s a real headache. It’s best to park somewhere where the first road you pull onto takes you directly AWAY from the stadium. Ideally, you would like to park somewhere where you can make a right turn getting out of the lot. People are pretty good about letting you in, but if it’s a left turn across traffic, good luck. If you want to go east, parking on Big Tree Road (20A) is pretty convenient. (Of course, if your gate is on the other side of the stadium, put on your hiking shoes.) It’s one way after the game, and the traffic moves pretty well except for an occasional backup at the center of Orchard Park. So for us, as an example, we need to get to I-90 east toward Albany. We park on Big Tree, turn right out of the lot, and follow 20A to East Aurora. Then head north and east to pick up the Thruway in Batavia. We avoid just about all of the post-game traffic from Hamburg to Clarence.

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