Highmark Stadium is a venue with a unique combination of characteristics that acts as home for the Buffalo Bills. This open-air arena can pack in the fans with a capacity of 71,608 guests, making it important to book Highmark Stadium parking ahead of time with BestParking. The Bills got their start at War Memorial Auditorium, where they stayed from their first season in 1960 until 1972, when they moved into what was then known as Rich Stadium, with the naming rights owned by the Rich Products food company. Once the 25-year deal ran out in 1997, the venue was renamed Ralph Wilson Stadium, the team’s founder and longtime owner. The New Era hat company bought the naming rights in 2016, when they held until 2020 when the contract ended, with the venue named Bills Stadium until the naming rights were acquired by Highmark in 2021 to become Highmark Stadium. The stadium has had artificial turf since its inception, and has been renovated multiple times. Due to its proximity with Lake Erie, the below-ground level location of the inner bowl causes the stadium to be windy relatively often, making it hard for kickers to play. While the venue’s primary focus is NFL football, it has also held concerts for major artists, including Billy Joel, Elton John and Guns N’Roses, among others. The venue has also been home to events for other sports on occasion, including the 2008 NHL Winter Classic, annual high school football playoffs and college football games. It can be difficult to find convenient Buffalo Bills parking at Highmark Stadium unless you book a space ahead of time with BestParking.
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