Important Information For Outdoor Hockey Game

Modified: December 28, 2017 12:42pm

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The Sheriff’s Office is Implementing Bills’ Game Day Traffic Patterns 

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the regular game day traffic patterns will be implemented for the World Junior Championship outdoor hockey game at New Era Field on Friday, December 29. 

Important information for those attending the game: 

  • Beginning at 11:00 A.M., before and after the game, Abbott Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic between the south entrance of Lot 2 ADA and the north entrance of Lot 6 ADA on game days. 
  • New Era Field parking lots open at Noon and close approximately 90-minutes after the game. 
  • Stadium gates open at 1:30 P.M. 
  • Immediately following the conclusion of the game, Big Tree Road (Route 20A) will be closed to westbound traffic and all vehicles must travel eastbound from Fieldhouse Drive to Route 219 (see attached graphic).  This traffic pattern is for postgame traffic only
  • Absolutely no smoking, e-cigarettes, or tobacco use allowed inside the gates of the stadium.  Anyone found smoking or using these products will be ejected from the stadium. 

The Sheriff’s Office urges everyone to review the parking diagram to map their best route to arrive and leave the game.