Buffalo Bills Stadium Name: The Buffalo Bills have temporarily renamed their field in Orchard Park to “Bills Stadium” until they find a new naming rights partner.
As we continue the transition process from New Era Field to a new naming rights partner, we will officially use the name Bills Stadium for our home in Orchard Park.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 20, 2020
Why did they change it?
Buffalo based apparel company New Era bought the naming rights for the stadium back in 2016. Consequently, the stadium was renamed to “New Era Field”. New Era paid $35 million and were supposed to hold the naming rights throughout the 2022 season.
However, a month ago, New Era asked to be released from the agreement. Considering that fans won’t be allowed to attend games at the stadium this year, New Era decided that there was no point spending millions for the naming rights.
The Bills then removed all the New Era signs from the facility. Today, they officially announced their home in Orchard Park will go by the generic name “Bills Stadium” while they search for a new sponsor. Currently, there is no timetable for a new partner.
- Capacity: 71,621
- Luxury Boxes: 121 Suites, 8,262 Club Seats
- Construction started April 4, 1972
- Officially opened August 17, 1973
- 135 restroom locations
- Parking – 10,000 cars, 150 buses, 250 campers
- Playing field is 50 feet below ground level –they removed 37,000 feet of shale to form the lower level
- Official names: | 1973-1996: Rich Stadium | 1997-2016: Ralph Wilson Stadium | 2017-2020 : New Era Field | 2020-present: Bills Stadium