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#1 San Jose Bills Fan

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hi everyone.

I've been real busy lately but wanted to update all of you on the Bills-Niners ticket situation for the week five game at Candlestick on October 7th.

1) The Niners have sold out their allotment of season tickets and [b][color="#ff0000"]tickets are available only on the "secondary market."[/color][/b]

2) The NorthStar Cafe in North Beach, home to the San Francisco Bills Backers will not be doing a ticket package this time. They plan to have a pregame party and busses down to the game but again, [color="#ff0000"][b]as far as tickets go, you're on your own.[/b][/color]
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[/b]3) Niners season ticket holders can re-sell their tickets on NFL Ticket Exchange and this is where I bought my block. Here's the website:

[url="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/InventoryBrowse/San-Francisco-49ers-Tickets-at-Candlestick-Park-in-San-Francisco-10-7-2012?PID=1274065"]http://www.ticketexc...012?PID=1274065[/url]

[color="#ff0000"][b]Note that you can click on the section and the page automatically brings up all tickets available in that section[/b][/color]

The Bills/Visitors sideline is clearly marked on the stadium chart and as I recall in 2004 when Bledsoe and Co. demolished the Niners 38-14 (one week prior to losing to the Steelers backups in the final week, thus squashing our playoff hopes), most of us Bills fans got tickets on that sideline. There seemed to be a particular large cluster of us in lower section 25 and 27 and lower box 19.

[color="#ff0000"][b]Here's a really nice site which has photo field views from all sections (I would open two tabs/windows so you can see the views while you're shopping for you seats):[/b][/color]

[url="http://www.seathound.com/venue/candlestick-park-58/football-seating-views/lower_reserved_19.html#section_map"]http://www.seathound...tml#section_map[/url]

I just purchased 10 seats together in section (lower reserved) 19 and with taxes and fees the tickets were just under $150 each.

My advice would be to get your tickets now. If anyone with more experience going to games at "The Stick" have any useful suggestions or thoughts, please post them here.

Have a great Sunday, Bills Brothers and Sisters.

Edited by San Jose Bills Fan, 10 June 2012 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

Candlestick park sucks.  It's a freakin' hole.  Horrible ingress/egress and Niner fans, for the most part, are front running tards.  Get there early and plan on tailgating just as long post game because it takes forever to get out of there.  It makes the Ralph look like the model for traffic movement.

My advice is buy the best tickets you can afford because the majority of the people you'll be sitting amongst will be a bunch of Chardonnay sipping hippies who will spend the majority of the game whining about how you root for your team.   If you're going to have to put up with that, you might as well do it amongst the Bay Area's most wealthy.

!@#$ the Niners and their wimpy !@#$ing fans.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

One more thought… the Visitors Sidelines on are on the east side of the stadium (more or less).

The game is a scheduled 1:15 PST kickoff and the sunset for that day is supposed to be at 6:43 PST.

That means that it's possible that later in the game and depending on where exactly you're seated, that the sun might come into play as far as getting into your eyes… I would guess it's not gonna be a factor unless the game goes into overtime.

Just thought I would add that to the discussion.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

[quote name='Alaska Darin' timestamp='1339351031' post='2484060']
Candlestick park sucks.  It's a freakin' hole.  Horrible ingress/egress and Niner fans, for the most part, are front running tards.  Get there early and plan on tailgating just as long post game because it takes forever to get out of there.  It makes the Ralph look like the model for traffic movement.

My advice is buy the best tickets you can afford because the majority of the people you'll be sitting amongst will be a bunch of Chardonnay sipping hippies who will spend the majority of the game whining about how you root for your team.   If you're going to have to put up with that, you might as well do it amongst the Bay Area's most wealthy.

!@#$ the Niners and their wimpy !@#$ing fans.
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Shootings after a Raiderz pre-season game, a few folks getiing beat up after the Saints playoff game.  That's some mean 'white wine.  The Stick is an old & soon to be abandoned relic.  It is right off 101 but narrows down to a couple of lanes or you can enter from city streets in the Bayview.  I might suggest the hippies are not there, but more like blue collar folks who cheer on their home town team like fans at RWS.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

Hay people why don't you watch the game at home and don't pay $150 a ticket thats a lot to pay for a lot of crap about being a Bills fan at a visitors park thats old and antient.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:32 PM

[quote name='sfbillsfan' timestamp='1339364893' post='2484140']
Shootings after a Raiderz pre-season game, a few folks getiing beat up after the Saints playoff game.  That's some mean 'white wine.  The Stick is an old & soon to be abandoned relic.  It is right off 101 but narrows down to a couple of lanes or you can enter from city streets in the Bayview.  I might suggest the hippies are not there, but more like blue collar folks who cheer on their home town team like fans at RWS.
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I heard a lot of awful road stories from even the regular season 9ers game the year before. I know the wine jokes are big but I heard about a lot of gang stuff, and violence/super aggressive taunting of visitors both times saints fans travelled. Wouldn't be my top choice to visit, even though SF is an attractive destination on the road schedule

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:32 AM

[quote name='sfbillsfan' timestamp='1339364893' post='2484140']
Shootings after a Raiderz pre-season game, a few folks getiing beat up after the Saints playoff game.  That's some mean 'white wine.  The Stick is an old & soon to be abandoned relic.  It is right off 101 but narrows down to a couple of lanes or you can enter from city streets in the Bayview.  I might suggest the hippies are not there, but more like blue collar folks who cheer on their home town team like fans at RWS.
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I lived in the South Bay, so entering from the SF side was out of the question.  

I offered the "best seats" part amongst the hippies because of the bangers that tend to inhabit "gen pop" throughout the rest of that dump and I doubt most BILLS fans want to deal with even the possibility.  

I'm not sure I ever saw any freakin' blue collar people at the Stick, though they were there in spades for Giants' games and many of them were just begging for an ass kicking.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:16 AM

I bought our tickets for the 9ers game on ticketexchange too
6 Bills fans will be located in section LE25 row36

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

[quote name='Alaska Darin' timestamp='1339351031' post='2484060']
Candlestick park sucks.  It's a freakin' hole.  Horrible ingress/egress and Niner fans, for the most part, are front running tards.  Get there early and plan on tailgating just as long post game because it takes forever to get out of there.  It makes the Ralph look like the model for traffic movement.

My advice is buy the best tickets you can afford because the majority of the people you'll be sitting amongst will be a bunch of Chardonnay sipping hippies who will spend the majority of the game whining about how you root for your team.   If you're going to have to put up with that, you might as well do it amongst the Bay Area's most wealthy.

!@#$ the Niners and their wimpy !@#$ing fans.
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I live here and I'm not planning on going.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

[quote name='Alaska Darin' timestamp='1339351031' post='2484060']
Candlestick park sucks.  It's a freakin' hole.  Horrible ingress/egress and Niner fans, for the most part, are front running tards.  Get there early and plan on tailgating just as long post game because it takes forever to get out of there.  It makes the Ralph look like the model for traffic movement.

My advice is buy the best tickets you can afford because the [b]majority of the people you'll be sitting amongst will be a bunch of Chardonnay sipping hippies who will spend the majority of the game whining about how you root for your team[/b].   If you're going to have to put up with that, you might as well do it amongst the Bay Area's most wealthy.

!@#$ the Niners and their wimpy !@#$ing fans.
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It totally ruins any sporting event when someone complains about how much youre in the game. Even at bars or a house party. I can totally understand.......

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

[quote name='Chef Jim' timestamp='1339445379' post='2484627']
I live here and I'm [s]not planning on going.[/s] inviting everyone over to my place to watch the game.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

[quote name='Why So Serious?' timestamp='1339416980' post='2484318']
I bought our tickets for the 9ers game on ticketexchange too
6 Bills fans will be located in section LE25 row36
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Awesome, WSS!

For those interested in attending but possibly hesitant due to crowd behavior, I would say that Candlestick is probably no worse or no better than any NFL stadium.

One policy that was implemented after last year's preseason debacle between the Raiders and the Niners (which was stupidly scheduled as a night game) is that cops are assigned to the game (and off duty cops are encouraged to attend) and dress as fans of the visiting team.

Anyways, going to an opponents stadium while flying the colors is never for the faint of heart when it comes to NFL football.

But our group is gonna be loud and proud!



We'll be in lower reserve section 19, row 17, seats 6-15!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

[quote name='Just Jack' timestamp='1339449857' post='2484677']
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Now that I'd do.  I just bought a house and remodeling the whole thing.  We can see Candlestick from our back yard.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

[quote name='San Jose Bills Fan' timestamp='1339457616' post='2484726']
Awesome, WSS!

For those interested in attending but possibly hesitant due to crowd behavior, I would say that Candlestick is probably no worse or no better than any NFL stadium.

One policy that was implemented after last year's preseason debacle between the Raiders and the Niners (which was stupidly scheduled as a night game) is that cops are assigned to the game (and off duty cops are encouraged to attend) and dress as fans of the visiting team.

Anyways, going to an opponents stadium while flying the colors is never for the faint of heart when it comes to NFL football.

But our group is gonna be loud and proud!



We'll be in lower reserve section 19, row 17, seats 6-15!
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Great to hear. I'll be on the opposite side of you in section 4. Can't wait!

If anybody needs tickets, I've got 3 to spare. Always looking for more Bills fans to join me.

Send me a message if anyone is interested.

Edited by Mark Vader, 12 June 2012 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

[quote name='San Jose Bills Fan' timestamp='1339457616' post='2484726']
Awesome, WSS!

For those interested in attending but possibly hesitant due to crowd behavior, I would say that Candlestick is probably no worse or no better than any NFL stadium.

One policy that was implemented after last year's preseason debacle between the Raiders and the Niners (which was stupidly scheduled as a night game) is that cops are assigned to the game (and off duty cops are encouraged to attend) and dress as fans of the visiting team.

Anyways, going to an opponents stadium while flying the colors is never for the faint of heart when it comes to NFL football.

But our group is gonna be loud and proud!



We'll be in lower reserve section 19, row 17, seats 6-15!
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My crew and I try to go to 2 road games per year, lately its been 1. We've been to 13 stadiums and we fly Red White and Bills' Blue pretty heavy, everywhere we go.

Everywhere you go you'll hear:

"Boy I love Losing SuperBowl"

"Wide Right"

"And you guys suck"

Mostly harmless back and forth.

Only two real incidents ever occurred. The fans in Jacksonville are just crazy for no apparent reason. Many invitations to fight. Really just strange behavior.

The other was in DC at the Redskins game, where a woman ran out of nowhere and pushed my friend as we were going down a flight of stairs. Her boyfriend came over and when there were 8 Bills fans asking him to control his woman, and HIS buddy stepped in and said "Yeah you need to put that one on a leash" Nothing escalated.

However haven't been to Philadelphia or San Fran yet, we might not go with the full regalia in San Fran as it is not worth getting stabbed simply for wearing the wrong colors at a football game.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

[quote name='Alaska Darin' timestamp='1339351031' post='2484060']
Candlestick park sucks.  It's a freakin' hole.  Horrible ingress/egress and Niner fans, for the most part, are front running tards.  Get there early and plan on tailgating just as long post game because it takes forever to get out of there.  It makes the Ralph look like the model for traffic movement.

My advice is buy the best tickets you can afford because the majority of the people you'll be sitting amongst will be a bunch of Chardonnay sipping hippies who will spend the majority of the game whining about how you root for your team.   If you're going to have to put up with that, you might as well do it amongst the Bay Area's most wealthy.

!@#$ the Niners and their wimpy !@#$ing fans.
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The location of the stadium is just terrible. If you come from the East Bay you take the Bart. On it's own no problem but it arrives no where near Candlestick. The Muni ride is longer than the Bart trip across the bay stopping on every freakin street corner on the way there. Will never do that again. Pretty much better off taking a cab from Bart station to the stadium. As far as the fans I'm neither here nor there. The Niners fans I know are all great people. I have only been to two games there so haven't experienced or witnessed any atrocities. Unless you count a couple dudes passed out in there seats. I think they were Raider fans though.

Edited by Dante, 12 June 2012 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:25 PM

[quote name='Chef Jim' timestamp='1339461588' post='2484749']
Now that I'd do.  I just bought a house and remodeling the whole thing.  We can see Candlestick from our back yard.
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I'll be there at 12:00pm

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

[quote name='Why So Serious?' timestamp='1339507992' post='2485014']
However haven't been to Philadelphia or San Fran yet, we might not go with the full regalia in San Fran as it is not worth getting stabbed simply for wearing the wrong colors at a football game.
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I have been to several Niners-Bills games at the Stick, wearing full regalia, and I've never had a problem.

You shouldn't have a problem, just don't start any stupid smack talking and you'll be fine.

The incident at last year's 49'ers-Raiders game was disturbing and ridiculous. It was a meaningless preseason game too. I can assure you, that is not the norm for the Stick.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:38 PM

[quote name='Mark Vader' timestamp='1339554021' post='2485526']
I have been to several Niners-Bills games at the Stick, wearing full regalia, and I've never had a problem.

You shouldn't have a problem, just don't start any stupid smack talking and you'll be fine.

The incident at last year's 49'ers-Raiders game was disturbing and ridiculous. It was a meaningless preseason game too. I can assure you, that is not the norm for the Stick.
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The 49ers crowd is ok, if the opposing teams fans don't start stuff. I have never seen anything negative at a 9ers-Bills game.Actually, the Bills over the years have been fairly successful there which is always good. The stick is a dump, and the Bills last appearance there will be this year.
Like you said the only crap I ever heard of is preseason when tickets are cheap or free and the gang banger wannabes show up.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

[quote name='Best Player Available' timestamp='1339562329' post='2485584']
The 49ers crowd is ok, if the opposing teams fans don't start stuff. I have never seen anything negative at a 9ers-Bills game.Actually, the Bills over the years have been fairly successful there which is always good. The stick is a dump, and the Bills last appearance there will be this year.
Like you said the only crap I ever heard of is preseason when tickets are cheap or free and the gang banger wannabes show up.
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Been to a few Bill/Niner games. I've been harassed pretty good, on the verge of it getting out of control. Niner fans can be a notch just below Raider fan. I think it all depends on where you sit (but the parking lot is a free for all that you must maneuver). If you're in the lower priced end zone area, you might be asking for trouble. Whenever I've sat in the upper reaches of the park where I get my seats from Niner fans w/ season tickets...then it's a fairly good experience. I've been to games all over the west coast (w/ the exception of Oakland...won't go there), SF was the only place I had issues with. Thus I won't be going this year. I think a winning team, breads a bit of confidence and cockiness amongst the fan base. Don't want to deal w/ that, especially if the kids go with.