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We have some updates regarding the construction of the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium to come.
Earlier this month, Erie County released some site planning images of the structure that’s going to be built to replace the team’s current home in Orchard Park, Highmark Stadium. We have long known the new building going to be built adjacent to the old one.
On Thursday, Populous, the firm tasked with designing the facility, gave updates during a public meeting at the team’s fieldhouse.
The stadium, which will be constructed with the help of $1.4 billion in public funding and will seat around 60,000, will have some unique structure features according to the Buffalo News.
The physical building itself will be smaller, but the inside will be more compartmentalized so that it will actually be bigger. The venue will also face a different direction.
Scott Radecic, a project executive, said the new setting on the inside will be designed to create “amazing sightlines” for fans.
The BN reports that the stadium will have a foundation that’s 100 feet shorter and 50 feet smaller in width than the current venue. Making up for that is the new home of the Bills being about 50 feet taller.
Additionally, the report states the new facility will “have more levels” than Highmark Stadium. Entry points will also be improved for better foot traffic flow before and after games and other events to take place there.
The stadium isn’t set to open until 2026, so there will be plenty of updates en route. Stay tuned to Bills Wire for the latest.