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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Update: 10-year lease signed with hefty relocation penalty Reply with quote

County Executive Chris Collins Confident About Extending Buffalo Bills' Lease With Erie County

The current lease is set to expire in the summer of 2013.

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Collins says he and the Bills have agreed that serious negotiations won't begin until the league and the players' union come to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, something which could still be months away.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the Bills stay or go?

More of the same. There is optimism for a long term lease extension, but it's all just talk until it actually happens. We also have to wait until this whole lockout thing is over until a new lease deal is going to be worked out for the Bills.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a pretty good read. Im going to have to disagree with Chris Brown's feeling on an 18 game regular season schedule, though. Im pretty confident we can get an extension of sorts in place.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress made in Bills lease/renovation talks

Nothing mind blowing here, but sounds promising so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poloncarz in search of ironclad Bills lease

A good read on what both sides are looking for as well as some general info.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, Andrew Zimbalist, the sports econmist in that article seems to suggest that the Bills will only be in Buffalo for another 5-10 years and that Erie County should only invest minimally because they will lose out.

He does make some valid points. I mean the economy in Buffalo really isnt anywhere near some of the other markets, but I think him and many other people fail to realize is how true the fan support is here.

Also I never thought Id say this but, the economy is actually on the incline and there are a lot of projects now in the works in Buffalo. There is great potential here and Buffalo is finally starting to utilize this.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schumer proposes changes to NFL stadium loan program
Poloncarz on board with Schumer on stadium issue
Goodell backing Billsí efforts to remain in WNY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some bad news:

Delay puts Bills lease in jeopardy

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In fact, the delay might prevent getting a deal done by the expiration of the current lease July 31 and force the team to seek a one-year interim lease agreement.


Bills, county agree they need one-year extension of stadium lease
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more articles (still nothing set in stone; lot's of proposals and speculation):

Poloncarz Stands By OP Stadium; Downtown Booster Heads To City Hall
Developer proposes locating Bills in Hamilton
Bills' new stadium proposed for city's waterfront
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb_gobills wrote:
Some more articles (still nothing set in stone; lot's of proposals and speculation):

Poloncarz Stands By OP Stadium; Downtown Booster Heads To City Hall
Developer proposes locating Bills in Hamilton
Bills' new stadium proposed for city's waterfront


I saw on the Hamilton news tonight that some guy wanted to move the team there, I literally think this story came about because of the lack of hockey news they could discuss on the show. He didn't seem to legit about it or seem to know what he was talking about.

However the article on the waterfront stadium complex intrigued me greatly. It almost sounded as if this guy would have the complex built regardless of whether the Bills agreed to played there or not. Which made me think even if the team moves within the next 5-6 years they would still have a top of the line stadium that other owners around the league may want to move there team to when their lease is up.

Also only having tax payers pay 30% of what it would cost I believe would be welcomed by most, am i correct in saying that?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Economic opportunity in stadium complex

Rendering of what the proposed waterfront stadium in downtown Buffalo might look like:


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^Looks incredible but where do we park? Laughing

Tailgating isn't going to be the same. I love having the stadium in Orchard Park, there's no other place like it.
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Yeah, there would definitely be pros and cons. Personally, I wouldn't be too keen on having a roof.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb_gobills wrote:
Yeah, there would definitely be pros and cons. Personally, I wouldn't be too keen on having a roof.


I think we're forced to with it being on the water. The wind would get pretty crazy mid to late season. I like the idea of having a retractable roof.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True... I guess either way the biggest pro would out weigh all of the potential cons put together: the Bills won't leave Buffalo if this stadium was built.
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