The Buffalo Bills are weeks away from courting buyers for their NFL franchise and Donald Trump’s name continues to make its way toward the top of the list of serious contenders. Recently, Trump confirmed his desire to purchase the franchise and even went so far as to say he’d be willing to put some of his money down for a new stadium should be successfully buy the team.
Trump took questions after a speech at the National Press Club and when asked about putting his own money toward a stadium in Buffalo he said, via The Buffalo News, that such a thing is something he could see happening.
“There are a couple of sites in Buffalo that would be very good,” he said during the interview. “We’ve looked at two of them, and we’re thinking about two of them, but we’ll see what happens.”
Those are murky words coming from an infamously dodgy businessman, but they once again confirm Trump’s interest in the team. Trump did make mention of his affection for the Bills though, bringing up Jim Kelly as well as the prestige and history of the team.
“I’ve always liked the Bills. … I’ve always thought that Jim Kelly is one of the great, great players in the history of the NFL. You’ve had some fabulous teams, just really a great group of teams and a great group of people. And the Bills should stay in Buffalo.”
Donald Trump certainly knows the right things to say. The question from there will be the more important ones though. Does he have the requisite available funds necessary? What does his stadium plan look like? Is he sincere when he says he wants the team in Buffalo?
It’s easy to believe him now when he wants the team, but given that everyone knows a place like Toronto makes more fiscal sense, Buffalo Bills fans may not stop worrying about this sort of thing until the purchase is a decade old at least.