Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; A general view of the Rogers Center before a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bills announce there will be no game in Toronto this year


The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday morning that their annual game at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada has been postponed. While there will be no game in Toronto during the 2014 season, the team still appears dedicated to returning north of the border over the course of the next few seasons.

Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon and  Keith Pelley, president of Rogers Media, released a joint statement on the team’s official website to discuss their decision.

“The Buffalo Bills and Rogers are committed to delivering a first-class NFL experience to Canadians. As such, we have postponed for one year the scheduled 2014 regular season game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, and that game will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium,” the statement read.

“We will use this time to collectively evaluate opportunities and build on the foundation to enhance future games.

“We are committed to continuing our partnership and have secured a robust sponsorship agreement for the 2014 season that will bring Canadian NFL fans visibility and access to the Bills. The sponsorship includes ticketing, merchandising, media exposure, and a newly created Canada House, near Ralph Wilson Stadium, that will serve as the official pre-game Canadian tailgate zone for all Bills home games.

The NFL remains very popular in Canada and we are dedicated to enriching the experience for the fans.”

Bills fans appear happy that the decision has been made to keep all Bills home games in Buffalo during the season, but they need to prepare for the future and the Toronto games that are still ahead.

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