Before the Bills were sold last year after Ralph Wilson’s death, there was a lot of discussion about the team getting a new stadium to replace the one that bears Wilson’s name.
That conversation will continue at some point, but Bills owner Terry Pegula said Thursday that there’s “nothing urgent” that needs to be discussed at the moment. Pegula cited the $130 million in renovations that were recently completed and a lease running through 2022 as two reasons why there’s no pressure at present.
“The only answer to that question is the state and county, there’s been a lot of money put into Ralph Wilson Stadium,” Pegula said, via the Buffalo News. “We’re in no hurry. We realize that if that work was just done, how foolish would you look if you start looking around for a new stadium when we’ve just renovated the one we have? We have time. We have an existing lease on the current stadium.”
Pegula also said that there were no plans to sell the naming rights to the stadium and that having Wilson’s name on the building was “a special thing.” It sounds like business as usual in Buffalo, although Pegula would surely like to see that change when it comes to the team’s on-field results.