New Era Field Receives Recognition for Stadium Security
Their onfield product hasn't been very good most years in the 21st century, but one thing the Buffalo Bills have nailed down - security at New Era Field. The United States Department of Homeland Security has awarded New Era Field its Safety Act Designation in recognition of the Buffalo Bills’ security practices.
As part of the Homeland Security Act, Congress passed the SAFETY Act following the events of 9/11. The purpose of the SAFETY Act was to encourage the development and deployment of anti-terrorism products and services.
In a statement, Buffalo Bills vice president of operations and guest experience Andy Major said "safety is the number one priority at new Era Field. We are proactive with personnel training and technology implementation to ensure the safest possible environment."
The designation applies to all major events held at New Era Field. New Era Field is now the 14th NFL stadium to be receive SAFETY Act recognition. The chief security officer of the NFL said “the SAFETY Act Designation is a significant acknowledgement of the Buffalo Bills’ commitment to safety, security and preparedness.”