BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The former owner of the Buffalo Sabres is reportedly getting serious about buying the Buffalo Bills.
There were previous reports that Tom Golisano was talking to Scott Congel about making a bid to buy the team together but now it seems Golisano will make a bid himself. With a net worth of nearly $2 billion, Forbes magazine ranks Golisano in the top 400 richest Americans. Scott Congel is the son of real estate development company the Pyramid Company founder Robert Congel.
John Kryk, from the Toronto Sun, is reporting Golisano is “in it to win it.”
“He certainly is someone, who when he decides he wants to go forward with something he goes at it with gusto, so something has changed and he is going to proceed and try to get that team, which if you’re the Bills and the trusts in the estate of Ralph Wilson then that’s got to be good news,” Kryk said.
Bidders have until the end of July express their interest in purchasing the team. Golisano is interested in keeping the Bills in Buffalo.