BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Consultants hired to identify potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium have narrowed down their selections, according to a report from the Buffalo News.
The consultants examined 13 sites across Western New York and found the four best are in Erie County, according to the newspaper, though three may be in the final report issued to the New Stadium Work Group, whose members include public and private sector leaders working to identify a potential new home for the Bills.
Some of the sites talked about over the last few months are in the City of Buffalo, West Seneca, and Niagara Falls. The Buffalo News says at least one site near downtown Buffalo will be on the final list.
However, the newspaper says because of the bridge and roadwork needed along the outer harbor and Niagara Falls to make them viable for a new stadium, they are not being considered.
News 4 spoke to Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who’s a member of the New Stadium Work Group. He says the consultants are only identifying preferred sites and whoever buys the team would still have a big say in the matter.
The report was due to be released mid-July, but it could now be further delayed as the trust of the late Ralph Wilson picks a new owner of the Buffalo Bills. According to a report from Forbes, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, real estate mogul Donald Trump, and Jon Bon Jovi and a Toronto group have all made bids for the team, but none of the bids are above $900 million.