Security increased at new Bills stadium construction site on game days

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Amid unsubstantiated viral rumors swirling around the pit at the new Bills stadium site, security will be increased at the construction zone on game days, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office announced. This comes as Buffalo hosts the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office reminded fans that it is unlawful to trespass on the construction site, and anyone seen in the area will be charged with criminal trespass.

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“We all want to see a Bills win on Sunday,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said. “Let’s keep the focus on the field and out of the parking lots.”

This Bills season, 10 individuals have been charged for being in the construction zone on game days. The breakdown of arrests, according to the ECSO, is as follows:

  • Sept 17, Bills vs. Raiders – one arrest

  • Oct. 1, Bills vs. Dolphins – one arrest

  • Nov. 13, Bills vs. Broncos – two arrests

  • Nov. 19, Bills vs. Jets – three arrests

  • Dec. 17, Bills vs. Cowboys – two arrests

  • Jan. 15, Bills vs. Steelers – one arrest

In addition to warnings surrounding the pit, fans are also reminded not to throw snowballs during game action and that drivers as well as pedestrians should use caution when leaving the game due to dark conditions.

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