ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A stadium advisory committee dubbed the New Stadium Working Group is being assembled by the Buffalo Bills and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo with a stated goal of exploring the development and construction of a new stadium in Erie County.
The New Stadium Working Group will be comprised of 21 members with seven each from the Bills, the State of New York and Erie County. As part of the lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium, the group was formed to explore a new stadium, either on the same site or at another location in Erie County. A third option is what the Bills said would be a "substantial renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium."
Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon, one of the seven members representing the Buffalo franchise, announced the committee days after the death of founder and owner Ralph Wilson.
"The seven individuals we have selected for the committee are passionate about the Buffalo Bills franchise and recognize its importance, both economically and socially, to the Western New York community," Brandon said. "These individuals have a good understanding of our franchise and the National Football League. They also understand the impact of the team's relationship with the business community and the significance to all Western New Yorkers, particularly our fans."
Cuomo previously named his first six appointees and Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his seven members earlier this month
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: March 27, 2014 11:38:42 AM
Bills, New York exploring new stadium
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