Bills Weigh Options for New Stadium Location

Published 04/11 2014 07:40PM

Updated 04/11 2014 07:45PM

Will the Bills stay in Buffalo, and will the team keep playing at Ralph Wilson Stadium?

That's what many are wondering since the passing of the team's owner.

Now Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy is part of a committee that will recommend a location for the stadium.

Duffy says the committee wants to keep the stadium in western New York and is exploring all options. He says they're also taking a look at the growing fan base in Ontario.

"Just under 20 percent of the Bills fan base is from southern Ontario," he said, "so it is a factor, but it's not a defining issue."

If the stadium is moved out of Buffalo, it wouldn't happen soon. The Bills signed a 10-year lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium last year, with a $400-million penalty for breaking the lease.

Duffy says the stadium committee is in its early stages, and says it may take up to a year and a half to come up with recommendations

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