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Road To Columbus - Ralph Wilson Stadium

Welcome to:

Orchard Park, New York

Population - 29,054
Home Of

The Buffalo Bills

Established 1960

Ralph Wilson Stadium


Photo credit: Tom Szczerbowski

2013 UB Football





Miles Away From UB Stadium


Year: 41, Opened 1973

Capacity: 73,079

Naming Rights: The Bills were one of the innovators of the stadium naming rights deal, Rich Products paid 1.5 million dollars to name the Stadium Rich Stadium for 25 years. Since 1998, it has been known as Ralph Wilson Stadium.

UB Stadium Cost: Stadium cost 23 million, 36.6 million in 2013 dollars,

Ralph Wilson Stadium Cost: 22 million, 122.9 million in 2013 dollars.


Stadium Journey Fanfare Score:



The Bills are 175-131 (57%) at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The last college game at Ralph Wilson Stadium was 1979, while waiting for the construction of the Carrier Dome, the Orangemen faced Jim Kelly's Miami Hurricanes at Rich Stadium. Only 7,729 fans watched the Orangemen defeat Miami 25-15.

UB has played in five NFL stadiums in the FBS era and have won in three: at Lincoln Financial Field in 2007, at Ford Field in 2008 and at Gillette Stadium in 2012.

2011 Highlights: The Bills won in amazing comeback fashion over the Raiders and followed that with a streak-breaking win over the New England Patriots. They started the season 5-2, only to finish 6-10. Meanwhile, in Section 6 action, Orchard Park triumphed over Jamestown, Sweet Home took down Williamsville South, Depew dispatched of Alden, Southwestern defeated Cleve Hill, Maple Grove defeated Frewsburg and Chautauqua Lake took down Clymer.

2012 Highlights: Buffalo had their easiest schedule in years, and won expected games vs Kansas City, Miami an Jacksonville. Losses at NY, Miami, and Indianapolis ruined playoff hopes and home losses to Tennessee and St. Louis made the season just sad. In Section 6, Orchard Park again stopped Jamestown, Sweet Home won again, this time over West Seneca East. Alden defeated Springville. Cleveland Hill beat Fredonia. Randolph stopped Maple Grove and Ellicottville sent Clymer home.

2013 Outlook: To fix their QB problems UB turned to one of the only QBs they defeated in 2012 Kevin Kolb. Hashtag Suffering. 8 wins at max. The clash at the Ralph will probably be the most meaningful post Thanksgiving game in OP. And section's all about Sweet Home.