Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of Ralph Wilson Stadium during a game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bills avoid first blackout of the year as owner buys up tickets

The Buffalo Bills were in danger of suffering their first blackout of the 2013-14 NFL regular season, but owner Ralph Wilson Jr. was able to swoop in to save the day. On Friday morning, Wilson “guaranteed a sellout” which means he agreed to buy up the remaining tickets.

In order for the game to be shown on local television, Wilson bought the inventory at 34 cents on the dollar.

“Mr. Wilson has again generously guaranteed the purchase of the remaining tickets for this weekend’s game,” Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said in a statement released this morning.  “As part of our Salute to Service initiative, Mr. Wilson has donated the proceeds of all remaining tickets sold to Wounded Warrior Project.”

Wilson has been doing what he can to avoid blackouts for his local fans this season.

It was earlier this year that Wilson bought up his inventory and now he has had to do it again.

Let’s hope that the fans start to show up and purchase tickets at full price moving forward or Wilson may not be feeling so generous for a third time.

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