Don’t look now, but the hottest ticket in the NFL very well may be the Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo News is reporting that the Bills have announced that they have sold 56,011 season tickets for the 2008 season, their second-highest mark in team history. The high-water mark was during the glory years of Jim Kelly and the K-Gun offense back in 1992 when the team sold 57,132 season tickets.
The team has high hopes in 08, and combine that with a strong home schedule with the Chargers, Patriots and the home opener vs the Seahawks, as well as a Monday night game vs the Browns in November. There could also be some fear from the Bills faithful that the team could be looking to skip out of Buffalo and head to Toronto, where they already have a three-year deal in place to play one preseason and one regular season game for the next three seasons.
“Over a decade ago in 1997, we were at 31,141 season tickets, and that was really the kickoff to regionalization,” Bills chief operating officer Russ Brandon said. “Again, it really comes back first and foremost to our fans. They’ve spoken, and we’re thrilled obviously in the position that we’re in today.”