At a time when the Bills and the powers-that-be in Erie County and the state of New York are trying to hammer out a long-term lease that would keep the team in its current stadium well into the future, the possibility of a new downtown stadium has landed on the outer reaches of the radar screen.
On Tuesday, a proposal will be made to the Buffalo city council’s Community Development Committee that would replace Ralph Wilson Stadium with a mixed-use facility. The new venue possibly include a Super Bowl bid for Western New York.
According to the Buffalo News, the folks supporting the project have yet to line up support from the NFL, the Bills, or the various public bodies that would have to buy in, via a breaking of the taxpayer piggy bank. But this could be the kind of creativity necessary to secure the future of the franchise in Buffalo.