The Buffalo Common Council has gone on record in support of a new downtown Bills stadium. Lawmakers approved a resolution calling on the mayor and the Department of Strategic Planning to explore various sites. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, that process is already underway.
People wielding shovels continue to remove snow from Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Roughly 150 people are working to rid the home of the Buffalo Bills of snow in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. They’ve been working hand-in-hand with snow removal crews since Sunday night.
Assemblyman Michael Kearns is calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group be held in public. The advisory group, formed to explore whether a new stadium or a retrofit to Ralph Wilson Stadium is appropriate, last met April 1.
Governor Cuomo made news on several fronts during his visit to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo last week. Sparking the most speculation were his thoughts regarding the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. "I think he's being very realistic," said Jim Fink of Business First during WBFO's Press Pass.
The New Stadium Working Group met for the first time in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Tuesday afternoon. The panel is made up of representatives from the state, Erie County and the Buffalo Bills.
The Buffalo Bills will play their last home game of the season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. But if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to see it. The game will be blacked out on local television after failing to sell out.
During his weekly radio show Wednesday, Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon expressed concern over whether the Bills lose a competitive edge playing home games in Toronto. Brandon says the series held in the Rogers Centre will "be reviewed in a grand manner." Meanwhile, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would like to see all Bills home games played in Orchard Park.
The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a new 10-year lease deal for Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday afternoon, the last major obstacle to cementing a long-term commitment with the Buffalo Bills.
WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports on Thursday approval for the new Buffalo Bills stadium lease