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Local
1:33 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mayor says city already researching possible downtown stadium sites

Current and newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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.

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Local
2:37 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Snow removal efforts underway at Ralph Wilson Stadium

High lifts are dumping snow into dump trucks to be hauled away.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

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.

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Local
12:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Concerts returning to Ralph Wilson Stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium will again host concerts, starting next year.
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For the first time since 2001, concerts are coming back to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The pop group One Direction will play The Ralph next November, it was announced Thursday.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Buffalo Bills fans are breathing a sigh of relief

Dan Prenoveau is co-owner of Danny’s Restaurant on Abbott Road in Orchard Park.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Bills fans are breathing a sigh of relief now that the Pegual's are the new owners.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley headed to Orchard Park near Ralph Wilson Stadium to gather reaction.


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Sports
5:48 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Don't have a Bills ticket? Be prepared to pay

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The Buffalo Bills open their home schedule this Sunday with a game against the Miami Dolphins and if you don't already have a ticket, you can expect to pay a premium on the secondary market.

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Local
8:55 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Stadium allows for more handicapped accessible parking

Sheriff Tim Howard warns drivers of fines for the illegal use of handicapped parking tags.
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Among the many changes to Ralph Wilson Stadium are two new parking lots for the disabled.

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Local
2:50 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

With Bills ownership resolved, stadium issue looms

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Now that Terry and Kim Pegula have been chosen to be the owners of the Buffalo Bills, one major issue that remains uncertain is where the team will play in future years. 

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Local
1:56 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Kearns gains support in call for open stadium group meeting

Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, and Assemblymen Michael Kearns and John Ceretto are calling for stadium group transparency.
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Assemblyman Michael Kearns now has the support of nearly two dozen fellow elected officials in calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group.

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Local
1:19 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Kearns calls for Bills stadium group to hold open meeting

The New Stadium Working Group last met April 1.
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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.

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Local
5:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Press Pass: Cuomo turns cool on new stadium

WBFO's Jay Moran speaks with Business First's Jim Fink on this week's Press Pass.
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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.

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Local
6:12 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Rail sliding Bills fan found guilty in stadium fall

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A jury has found a 29-year-old Buffalo Bills fan who fell from the upper deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium and injured another fan guilty on both counts against him.

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Sports
9:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium contribute to boost in season tickets

Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

Officials with the Buffalo Bills led a tour showcasing the progress of renovations taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday. The upgrades are contributing to a boost in season ticket sales.

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Sports
9:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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Buffalo Bills
7:35 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stadium group meets for first time

Bills President Russ Brandon with County Executive Mark Poloncarz
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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.

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Local
12:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Bills choose seven representatives for stadium panel

Ralph Wilson Stadium could be replaced, repaired, or moved.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The Buffalo Bills have announced the seven-member panel that will serve on the team's New Stadium Working Group.

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Sports
12:33 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills fans to celebrate Wilson's life with tailgate party

Buffalo Bills fans tailgate before the game.
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A group of Buffalo Bills fans plan to celebrate team owner Ralph Wilson’s life with a tailgate party this weekend.

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Developing
12:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Bills 'postpone' Toronto series

The Buffalo Bills series in Toronto has featured poor attendance and losing games for the "home team."

The Buffalo Bills have put their annual regular-season game in Toronto on hold. The team will play all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.

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Local
9:02 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Cuomo committee to explore new Bills stadium

Ralph Wilson Stadium opened in 1973 and is one of the oldest facilities in the NFL.
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As the $130 million rehab of Ralph Wilson Stadium continues, Governor Cuomo is moving toward starting a long-planned study of a new home for the Buffalo Bills.

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Attendance remains low at the annual contest
10:33 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Future Bills games in Toronto to face review

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The Buffalo Bills are denying a Toronto Sun report that the future of the team's regular season series at the Rogers Centre may be in doubt.

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Buffalo Bills
9:08 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Higgins says NFL blackouts unfair to Bills fans

Congressman Brian Higgins
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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. 

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Local
9:30 am
Thu December 5, 2013

County executive wants all Bills home games in OP

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, home of the Buffalo Bills.
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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.


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Local
4:51 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Bills fan pleads not guilty in stadium fall

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A football fan who slid down a stadium railing during a Buffalo Bills game and fell into the stands below has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.

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Local
12:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Bills fan falls from upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Buffalo Bills fan falls from upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium

A Buffalo Bills fan plunged from the stands at Ralph Wilson Stadium during Sunday's game in Orchard Park.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Traffic change aims to ease congestion exiting The Ralph

The new traffic pattern goes into effect Sunday.
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New traffic rules affecting the egress process for leaving the stadium will go into effect Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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Larger police presence inside stadium
10:28 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Security beefed up for Bills' games

Ralph Wilson Stadium
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An approval by Erie County lawmakers will provide greater security at Ralph Wilson Stadium during Bills' games.

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Local
9:25 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Legislature approves 10-year lease for Bills stadium, includes luxury box for Governor

Deputy County Executive Richard Tobe helped negotiate the new lease deal.
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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.

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Local
12:19 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

League owners approve stadium lease

Outside Ralph Wilson Staduim, Orchard Park, NY
WBFO News file photo

The NFL has approved the terms and conditions of the Buffalo Bills' recently negotiated 10-year, $271 million lease that includes significant upgrades to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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Local
4:23 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

County legislators approve stadium lease deal

An artist rendering of improvements, including a new video board, at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Erie County legislators have unanimously approved the memorandum of understanding on a new ten-year lease with the Buffalo Bills for their stadium in Orchard Park.

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Local
9:51 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Governor's budget plan includes Ralph Wilson Stadium funding

Outside Ralph Wilson Staduim, Orchard Park, NY
WBFO News file photo

Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget includes $54 million of the state's share of the planned rehabilitation of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. 

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Local
3:27 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Bills unveil upgrade designs for Ralph Wilson Stadium

New store exterior

Plans for renovating Ralph Wilson Stadium were shared with Erie County lawmakers and County Executive Mark Poloncarz in Orchard Park Thursday.

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