Lancaster native Erin Meyer has been attending Bills games since she was eight years old.
A tradition that spans three generations in her family, Meyer’s love for her hometown team was instilled in her by her father and grandfather.
“My grandpa and my grandma had season tickets since that time  and my dad kind of took over and started going to the games in ’74,” Meyer explained. “…I’ve been to the games since I couldn’t see over my seat and I’ve had them ever since. – three generations.”
Although things have changed over time, one thing that has never wavered is the Meyer family’s support for the Bills.
“Just being young and going to those games, in the seats [I have] now [is one of my best memories],” she said. “I just love telling everyone that I couldn’t see over the blue bar because I’m in Row 1. Now I bring a lot of friends with me and I’m like, ‘…I’ve been going to these games since I was eight years old and now it’s just amazing that I’m 34 years old and I still get to live on this tradition that we have.’ So, definitely going to the games with my dad and my grandpa has been amazing.”
A die-hard fan, and proud Season Ticket Member, through-and-through, she can’t help but reflect fondly on her experiences watching Bills games over the years.
Getting to see greats like Cornelius Bennett, Thurman Thomas and Kyle Williams take the field have made her time as a fan truly special. On the current team, Meyer can barely contain her excitement about Bills second-year signal caller Josh Allen.
When it comes to tailgating, she compares the festivities to a holiday. That’s how special Sundays at New Era Field are for her.
“Tailgating is pretty much Christmas Eve on every Sunday morning,” said Meyer. “I love tailgating… I’m there as soon as I can, at 8 a.m. [or] 9 a.m. It’s just an all-day event. I really like getting together. It’s a smaller party now but it’s like a huge community and everyone just loves hanging out and it really is just like Christmas Eve. I love that.”
The fun doesn’t stop with the tailgate though.
“I think the game itself – just being there [is what I enjoy],” she explained. “There are so many moments that I get emotional inside [the stadium], just when it gets so loud and there’s a touchdown. When the receiver just brings it all the way down the field – those highlight emotional plays just really get me going.”