Bills new home will still be named ‘Highmark Stadium’

The Buffalo Bills will have a new stadium but not a new name.

On Monday, the team held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new venue.

Team owner Terry Pegula spoke at the event. During his commentary, Pegula announced that the future home of the Bills will remain: Highmark Stadium.

“I’m proud to say we have a new, longer-term naming rights deal and their name will shine on our stadium for years to come,” Pegula said via video conference.

According to the Buffalo News, the original deal Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York worked with the team gave them the first right to negotiate the new stadium’s naming rights. Reportedly those conversations were taking place over the past few months.

Highmark Stadium’s name came to be in 2021. It replace the former one, New Era Field. The venue was temporarily named Bills Stadium in between.

The final pen was put to paper on the Bills new stadium on May 23.The hope is the $1.54 billion, 60,000-plus seat venue, will set to be opened by the 2026 season across the street from the team’s current home.

Check back at Bills Wire throughout the construction process for the latest updates on the new stadium.


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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire