Bills lease talks moving slowly

Jul 18, 2012

Lease negotiations between Erie County and the Buffalo Bills aren't moving along as planned.

According to the Buffalo News, County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the parties are behind his timeline, including the hope that a memorandum of understanding would have been accomplished by the start of training camp on July 26th.

Though the Bills are asking for over $200 million in improvements at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Poloncarz believes a new lease will be signed by the end of the year.

Poloncarz admits the New York State remains a key player in the negotiation process. It's hoped the state will provide funding for stadium improvements.

The current lease expires July 31, 2013.