New Era Field
New Era FieldOne Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217
Home to the only NFL franchise to appear in four consecutive Super Bowls and renowned as the site of "The Comeback" a Jan. 3, 1993, wild-card playoff game during which the Bills overcome a 32-point deficit (the greatest in NFL playoff history) to beat the Oilers 41-38 in overtime New Era Field, formally Ralph Wilson Stadium, opened for business in August 1973 as Rich Stadium.
The Bills opened their tenure at the stadium in style with a 9-7 triumph over the New York Jets on Sept. 30, 1973.
Luxury boxes were added in 1999. A new Mitsubishi scoreboard -- 33.5 feet by 82.8 feet -- was added in 2007. The field, which is 50 feet below ground level, received a new A-Turf Titan 50 surface in 2011.
-- Information from the Buffalo Bills media guide was used in this overview
One Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217
From Buffalo Airport: Head out of the airport and proceed through the light to Route 33 West. This should lead you to New York State Thruway (Route 90). Get on the Thruway and follow toward Erie until you reach Exit 55 (Orchard Park). Get off at Exit 55 and follow Route 219 south toward Orchard Park. Exit Milestrip Road West and proceed ahead to the first traffic light, which will be Abbott Road. Make a left on Abbott Road and follow straight ahead through traffic light and past the stadium. After passing the stadium, look for One Bills Drive and make a left. Driveway will lead to the parking area.
From Rochester or points east: Take 90 West to Exit 55 (Route 219). Exit 219 on Milestrip Road West Exit. Be prepared to stop at the end of the ramp. Counting the signal at the end of the Milestrip ramp, go to the third signal and make a left turn on Abbott Road. Follow south on Abbott Road to the stadium.
From Southern Expressway: Take Route 219 North to Exit 20A West. Follow 20A to the stadium approximately 1 mile west.
From Erie and southwest New York: Take 90E to Exit 57, and bear right heading west from toll booth to Route 20. Make a right on 20 heading east to the stadium.
From Peace Bridge-Canada: Head south on 190 to 90W, follow to Exit 55 (Route 219). Exit 219 on Milestrip Road West Exit. Be prepared to stop at the end of the ramp. Counting the signal at the end of the Milestrip ramp, go to the third signal and make a left turn on Abbott Road. Follow south on Abbott Road to the stadium. Or, head south on Intrastate 190 to Route 5; follow Route 5 to Route 179 (Milestrip Rd.). Take Route 179 East to Abbott Road (sixth signal light). Make right turn onto Abbott Road and head south to the stadium.
For additional details, consult the Bills team website, the interactive Ralph Wilson Stadium guide (Page 6) and tune to AM 1610 for the most up-to-date construction information.