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The figurehead of the NFL gave a nod of confidence regarding the Buffalo Bills and their ongoing stadium situation on Monday.
NFL commissioner Rogers Goodell, speaking from Jim Kelly’s annual celebrity golf tournament, discussed the recent headline-grabbing topic. Most of those have involved who is going to be paying how much for the potential new stadium.
Originally a report surfaced that Bills ownership, Terry and Kim Pegula, wanted the new venue to be fully-funded by taxpayer dollars. Since then, ensuing reports debated that but most acknowledge it will be some sort of split between the two sides.
While no final numbers or shovels getting into the ground appear close, Goodell is expressing confidence that the situation will be resolved and it’s his belief the Bills will be in Buffalo for the foreseeable future. Goodell called the team “very important” to the western New York community.
His thoughts via WKBW-TV:
The Jamestown, NY, native in Goodell also explained why an upgraded stadium is needed. He said such talks have even gone back multiple decades:
Bare minimum, Goodell certainly appears to be pro-stadium building in western New York, which comes as no surprise… but his confidence is a nice thing to note as well. Any talks of the Bills potentially moving at this time don’t seem to be holding much weight.
Bills Wire will continue to follow the stadium topic as it unfolds. Check back for future updates.