In preparation for Sunday’s Bills home opener at Highmark Stadium, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia announced a number of pre- and post-game traffic advisories intended to assist fans planning to attend the game, as new stadium construction continues.
Garcia asks fans be patient as they arrive and depart the game and to bear in mind the following traffic adjustments and parking restrictions. He also recommends fans review the Highmark Stadium maps to determine the best area for parking and stadium gate to enter.
“Additionally, all fans are reminded to familiarize themselves with the list of prohibited items at Highmark Stadium in order to avoid delays at the gates,” Garcia said.
•Abbott Road – ECSO reports the Abbott Road lanes that front Highmark Stadium from One Bills Drive will close to north and southbound traffic at 8 a.m. Sunday and remain closed until following the game. Those intending to use Bills lots 2-preferred and lots-2-ADA and 3 can access these parking areas from Route 20A, Big Tree Road. Bills lot 6-preferred and lot 6-ADA will be accessible from Route 20, Southwestern Boulevard.
•Route 20A, Big Tree Road (east and westbound) – Bills fans are advised that, prior to the conclusion of the game, access to Big Tree Road from the stadium property at Fieldhouse Drive is limited to two-lane, one-way traffic heading eastbound. Those vehicles parked west of the Fieldhouse Drive area must travel westbound toward the Big Tree-Southwestern Boulevard intersection.
•As to the Bills-controlled parking areas, all stadium lots will open by 9 a.m. Drivers are requested not to park on the shoulders of roadways for pedestrian safety. Open Bills lots include lots 1, 2-preferred, lot 2-ADA, lots 3, 4 and 6-preferred and lot 7. Bills lots for bus and limo parking have been relocated to the stadium’s north side entrances along Southwestern Boulevard (Route 20).
For a map of the stadium and parking lots, visit: https://www.buffalobills.com/stadium/. Bills fans intending to utilize the new Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Bills Express bus service can visit www.nfta.com for more information.
Garcia added, “Intoxicated and unmanageable guests will not be permitted entry into the stadium.”