Bills seek to more than double game day security
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:30:07 GMT —
The Buffalo Bills and Erie County plan to more than double the number of law enforcement officers on duty during game days as part of the team's recently negotiated 10-year, $271 million lease for Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The Buffalo News reports that team and county officials have added the proposed security to the new stadium lease, which was approved Monday by NFL owners at league meetings held in Phoenix.
The Bills want 128 more county sheriff's deputies or officers from other agencies to patrol inside and outside the county-owned stadium, with the team picking up the cost. Private security guards hired by the team also work the games.
The Bills have said they want to make the stadium more family-friendly after years of complaints about rowdy fans.