In December, there were suggestions from Bills CEO Russ Brandon that the team would move to abandon their annual game in Toronto in favor of playing all eight home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Such a move appeared to be very difficult thanks to the five-year renewal of the agreement to play the games across the border that the Bills signed in 2013. Difficult or not, the Bills and Brandon appear to have pulled it off.
Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills are expected to announce that they won’t play a game in Toronto during the 2014 season and that they will play their entire home schedule in Buffalo as a result. Per Gaughan, they have been “working diligently” with Toronto partner Rogers Media about moving this year’s game back to the U.S..
It’s unclear if this would be a permanent end to the series or a mere hiatus after the team played in Canada for the last six seasons. They’ve won just one of those games and there have been complaints about the lack of a home field advantage when the team takes the field at Rogers Centre. That won’t be the case at an eighth game at the Ralph.