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Bills will continue to play in Toronto through 2017

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The Buffalo Bills are expected to continue to play an annual game in Toronto under an agreement approved at today’s league meeting.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the agreement is for a five-year extension that runs through the 2017 season. The deal is expected to be finalized in negotiations between the Bills and the owners of the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The Bills’ current deal to play in Toronto each year expires after the 2012 season, and Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been negotiating with Rogers Communications about renewing the Bills’ annual series of games north of the border. Wilson said late last year that he also expected to reduce ticket prices for the Toronto games going forward.

This year the Bills host the Seahawks at the Rogers Centre on December 16.

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12 Responses to “Bills will continue to play in Toronto through 2017”
  1. trollhammer20 says: May 22, 2012 4:24 PM

    In before someone says “The Seahawks play a game in Canada this year? That should go well, since they wear CFL uniforms.”

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    Buffalo Bills and their faithful Canadian sidekick, Toronto. It’s the stuff of childhood legend.

  3. buffalobills2012 says: May 22, 2012 4:29 PM

    so that means the Bills will be in Buffalo another 5 years. Thats good news to me.

  4. blacknole08 says: May 22, 2012 4:30 PM

    Why doesn’t Canada already have an NFL team? Every other major sport has at least one.

  5. louiebills says: May 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    If this is what is nessesary to keep the Bills playing in Western NY, then, I don’t mind if they play one game in Tronto.

  6. ampats says: May 22, 2012 5:09 PM

    blacknole08 asks,

    Why doesn’t Canada already have an NFL team?

    Answer: Its called the CFL, the NFL won’t expand into Canada.

    Hopefully for Bills fans Ralph Wilson has the proper succession in place to keep the team in Western NY for the long term.

  7. tdotbronco says: May 22, 2012 5:36 PM

    Just lower those crazy ticket prices.$100 to sit in the 500 level no thanks.I’d rather pay 150$ and go to buffalo all can eat and drink.

  8. chrisjohnston10 says: May 22, 2012 8:52 PM

    Yeah lower the ticket prices or give Toronto a decent game. Miami, NY Jets, Chicago, Washington. Who wants to pay $100 to sit in the 500 level to watch those games.

  9. rollteal says: May 22, 2012 9:07 PM

    Well sadly my understanding when the Mr Wilson does pass the Bills will be sold to the highest bidder which who knows where they will take them.

  10. rolandsloan says: May 23, 2012 12:14 AM

    Always going to be more difficult to make the
    playoffs when you play 9 road and 7 home games
    each year…..
    I hope they negotiate the Toronto games out when they do the new lease.

  11. joetoronto says: May 23, 2012 5:48 AM

    Good seats to a game that involves two teams not from Toronto cost 500.00 a piece.

    Lousy seats cost 100.00 a piece.

    How much could the Bills charge for a game at the Ralph between the Bears and the Bucs?

    This whole thing is crazy.

  12. joetoronto says: May 23, 2012 7:33 AM

    rolandsloan says: May 23, 2012 12:14 AM

    Always going to be more difficult to make the
    playoffs when you play 9 road and 7 home games
    each year…..
    I hope they negotiate the Toronto games out when they do the new lease.
    *************************************************
    It looks like everyone now understands that the Toronto gig is what’s keeping the team in Buffalo.

    Everyone except for you, Roland.

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