Ralph Wilson Stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills, is located in Orchard Park, New York. First known as Rich Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium was built to replace the team's former home, War Memorial Stadium (which has since been torn down). Construction began on April 4, 1972. The stadium took approximately $22 million to build and officially opened on August 17, 1973. The first Bills game ever held there was a preseason match-up with the Washington Redskins, a game lost by Buffalo by a 37-21 score. The Bills first ever game in Ralph Wilson Stadium was also their first ever win at the facility -- a 9-7 victory over the New York Jets on September 30, 1973. The largest crowd in stadium history was 80,368, or more than 6,000 over the stadium's normal capacity, for a 1992 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Ralph Wilson Stadium & The Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse

One of the highlights of seeing a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium is taking the opportunity to visit the nearby Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse. The only indoor practice facility in the NFL that accomodates full special teams practice sessions, the facility also hosts an interactive area for fans called the Buffalo Bills Experience. Events at the fieldhouse begin around 9:30am on gamedays and are free of charge. They include a youth football field which hosts a pair of pee wee football games before each Bills home game; interactive game areas where fans can try skill-themed events such as kicking, catching, throwing or running; and a photo gallery honoring former Bills greats, as well as vendors, concession stands and more. If you have plans to get Bills tickets this year for yourself and your kids, make sure you go early to check out all of the wonderful extra entertainment available at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse.