Group forming to explore potential for new Buffalo Bills stadium

Could the Bills be getting a new stadium
Could the Bills be getting a new stadium /

Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed five people to the New Stadium Working Group as the process of exploring options for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills gets underway.

The Bills signed a 10-year lease to stay at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2012, with the proviso that the option of building a new stadium would be explored, via Buffalo News.

While Governor Cuomo has named five people to the NSWG, there are plenty of other appointments to be made before any real discussions begin – New York State, Erie County and the Bills are each able to name seven people to the group.

The Governor’s senior policy advisor, Howard B. Glaser, wrote to the county and the team:

"“The purpose of the group is to explore options for development and construction of a new stadium in Western New York to serve as a home for the Bills, a catalyst for economic growth and a premier sports and entertainment venue for the region”."

According to Buffalo News, the five members appointed by Gov. Cuomo are Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Buffalo Niagara Partnership CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen and Empire State Development President Kenneth Adams.