ralph wilson stadium lease

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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9:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

County lawmakers appear in favor of stadium deal

Outside Ralph Wilson Staduim, Orchard Park, NY
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Erie County Legislators' suggested plans for a major renovation of the football stadium in Orchard Park will stay on track and approval could take place next week.

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8:33 am
Mon December 24, 2012

New lease paves way for new football stadium

Under the terms of the Buffalo Bills new lease, improvements to Ralph Wilson Stadium are set to begin in 2013, but the agreement also includes the possibility of replacing the stadium in Orchard Park.  

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10:57 am
Tue September 4, 2012

County executive gauging state support in Bills lease talks

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

For Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the Democratic National Convention offers more than discussions in party politics.

The convention presents a chance to meet face-to-face with "state officials about what the state can contribute to the reconstruction of Ralph Wilson Stadium," Poloncarz said in a live interview on WBFO and AM970.

It's believed the Buffalo Bills are seeking over $200 million in improvements for their home stadium, a price tag the cash-strapped county is unlikely to afford on its own.

"We're still talking."

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