Kids and adults alike enjoyed themselves Thursday at the opening day of Bills training camp. “So far it looks pretty cool,” said Olivia Battle, long time Bills fan and first time camper. “There’s food and there’s lots of things for the kids.”
The entire kids section is new, according to Bills Vice President of Operations, Andrew Major. “We added a fan interactive and independent health area for kids to play and have a good time and do different things,” Major said.
Things are especially different for veteran camper, Dan Dixon. “It’s probably my third time, fourth time. It’s a little different this year,” Dixon told News 8.
Metal detectors are new this year. They were put in place to add safety and to mimic what fans see at New Era Field. Major said there were no problems today.
“Fans were going in pretty quickly through the metal detectors and we didn’t see a lot of fans that were having issues or bringing things that were going to set the thing off,” Major said.
The main thing going through the metal detectors was bills gear, specifically Watkins jerseys. Trevor Maciejewski, a junior at St. John Fisher, is hoping for a healthy Watkins and has been watching camp since he can remember.
“Growing up, before I went to school here, I thought it was a dream school because of this experience,” Maciejewski said.
Despite the fun and games, what looms in everyone’s mind is the opportunity for a playoff berth. “A Bills fan always thinks the bills have a chance every year,” said Battle. “This year they’re going to the Super Bowl, baby.”
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