Lt. Gov. Duffy discusses the Bills future

Updated: 04/11/2014 7:59 PM
Created: 04/11/2014 7:58 PM WHEC.com
By: Justin Granit

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy is a member of a stadium task force looking at possibilities for a new Buffalo Bills stadium. On Friday, we spoke with him about the team's future and that potential stadium.

Duffy stresses that if the eventual new owner of the Bills wants to move the team out of Buffalo within the next six years -- it will cost $400 million. So, it is Duffy's job along with the rest of the stadium task force to make Buffalo appealing to stay.

The committee members are looking at several locations for a new stadium, including Orchard Park, Niagara County and Batavia. Potential buyers have included Jon Bon Jovi who fronts a Toronto-based group, as well as Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs who has shown interest and even Donald Trump who says he may be interested.

Whomever the individual or group is, Duffy says the committee must present a viable new stadium option.

Duffy told us, "A new owner may want a new stadium. So we are exploring if there is one, what it looks like, where it should be. We are doing everything we can to make sure when the team is sold, it is sold to an owner or group that want to keep the Bills in Buffalo or in western New York."

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