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Bills Plan To Build New Outdoor Stadium

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The Buffalo Bills are planning to build a new stadium in Orchard Park.

News 8 reports the new stadium will be open-air, with partial covering for fans in the stands, and the entire project is expected to require 3-5 years from start to finish.

The site of the new stadium is about 15 miles southeast of Buffalo and pending approval, the new stadium could be ready for games as early as 2025.

Sports Illustrated reports the news comes nearly a year after the team lost its stadium naming rights sponsorship with New Era, which had been a partner since 2016. The stadium is now called Highmark Stadium after an agreement with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.

The Bills’ current lease at Highmark Stadium expires after the 2023 season, leaving the team without a home under contract for at least one year if the new stadium plans are approved.

SI reports the team is expected to try to negotiate for an extension with Erie County and New York but if an agreement on an extension cannot be reached, the Bills could reportedly turn to Penn State or Toronto as temporary homes.

Written by Meg Turner

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  1. Ok I lived in Buffalo for 4 years. I agree with an earlier comment here. Why the hell are they planning to build it in Orchard Park and why would the City of Buffalo sit back and let that happen. The City of Buffalo should be doing everything to get a NFL Stadium in the downtown area or at least someplace else in the city. I just don’t get it. Give grants, cede City Land, give tax breaks, Match Funds, etc. The City should have the new Stadium within it to spur Development and Chain industries and Businesses, Not boring ass Orchard Park!

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