As plenty of media outlets are trumpeting a proposed football stadium to be built in downtown Buffalo, most are overlooking a key fact. Or two.
First, the Bills aren’t interested. Second, the powers-that-be in Erie County aren’t interested, either.
Per WIVB-TV, Bills CEO Russ Brandon said Tuesday that the proposed $1.4 billion stadium is a “non-starter” and that there’s “nothing to it.” Ditto for Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz, who said “there are several problems with the proposed Outer Harbor site, such as a lack of space needed for parking, distance from the downtown core, and insufficient road infrastructure (particularly in bad weather) to accommodate the thousands of fans heading to the site.”
And so the goal continues to be to negotiate a new lease for the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium, not to build a new venue.