The Bills are making improvements to Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the real question is whether they will eventually replace their home in Orchard Park, New York.
And as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly sees it, the Bills might not need new digs.
According to the Buffalo News, Cuomo told reporters Tuesday night that the state, while open to perhaps helping to build a new stadium, would have to believe it was a necessity to take part in the process.
“The state would do its part; the county would do its part, but only if you really need a new stadium, which, frankly, I am not convinced of,” Cuomo said, according to the News. “It would be more a function of what the new buyer and the NFL say is the condition to keep it here. We have to see how it develops down the road.”
In February, Cuomo named five people to a committee charged with exploring new stadium options for the Bills.
According to the News, Cuomo expressed a similar restrained view on a new Bills stadium earlier in June.
“If it’s a modification of the existing stadium, great, because we’re already going down that road. If they say, ‘We won’t stay unless there’s a new stadium,’ then we’re going to have to probe that discussion. Then it’s about the money … and who’s going to pay,” Cuomo said earlier in the month, per the News.