Bills stadium research released, shows preference for new, open-air, grass stadium

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ/WHEC) — Empire State Development made public the research used by the Buffalo Bills organization used in its quest to get a new stadium for the team.

The documents were given to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration during negotiations over the new stadium.

Our affiliate station, WGRZ analyzed the documents and reached the following conclusions:

  • Two of the four released documents were produced in 2019. One of them titles New Stadium PDP Appendix notes various priorities the team and its owners, Kim and Terry Pegula, have for the new stadium.
  • They include bullet-points reading; “Generate more revenue”, “Sports betting should be considered”, along with “WiFi and DAS”.
  • Preferences to stadium type are also spelled out; “No roof. Outdoor football” and “Natural grass”.

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