When Terry and Kim Pegula bought the Bills and expressed a clear intent to keep the team in Buffalo, the door presumably was slammed on the placement of an NFL franchise in Toronto. It’s not, as far as Terry Pegula is concerned.
Via John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, Pegula said he wouldn’t be opposed to the placement of a team in Toronto, the Canadian metropolis that failed miserably in its attempt to become a secondary market for the Bills.
“I believe I was asked that question when I was approved as an owner, and it was an affirmative answer to the league. I said I would support it if Toronto had a franchise,” Pegula said. “There are a lot of people there.”
There also are a lot of people between Buffalo and Toronto. As Kryk notes, more than three million people live between Buffalo and Toronto, with another 8.5 million in the greater Toronto area.
Currently, little or no momentum exists for the relocation of a team to Toronto. But that could change; with three teams trying to get to L.A. and one of them destined to not make it, other options will potentially be explored. And as other teams inevitably will need new stadiums in their current locations, a new stadium in Toronto could become a possibility.