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9 hours ago, LeviF91 said:

We might as well accept it now.  Tailgating is dead/dying across the NFL.  And that's by design. 

That is the problem with Americans these days. They will 'accept' most anything. - A defeatist attitude did not make this country great, but such an attitude seems to have become pervasive in many circles....

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1 hour ago, BUFFALOBART said:

I've paid upfront for 31 years. You????

I'm not going anywhere. I simply wager that the Pegulas drag their feet as long as possible w/regard to a new stadium

I believe they are and have. Talking takes a few years, and then building takes 3 years. The stadium will be 50 years old before it closes. The stadium is made of concrete. Concrete cracks over time. You look up at the upper deck and see new I-beams holding it up every year. There are leaks and cracks all over the lower deck too if you actually go to games and look around. It is time to do a very extensive renovation or complete rebuild. Eventually somebody is going to get hurt. 

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1 hour ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

He also said a "scaled down version of the palaces" in LA and Dallas.   Both domes.

I'm hoping he's talking about scaling back on the roofs 😂

 

I live in Atlanta and the new stadium is incredible here, the screens are amazing but there's just something special about watching football in the elements. I think dome teams are softer as well.

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1 hour ago, LabattBlue said:

Hahaha.  The subway extension to Amherst is a long shot.  To the airport and points East...never in our lifetime.  

Ok. Well see. 

 

And that depends on how old YOU are 

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20 minutes ago, wagon127 said:

I believe they are and have. Talking takes a few years, and then building takes 3 years. The stadium will be 50 years old before it closes. The stadium is made of concrete. Concrete cracks over time. You look up at the upper deck and see new I-beams holding it up every year. There are leaks and cracks all over the lower deck too if you actually go to games and look around. It is time to do a very extensive renovation or complete rebuild. Eventually somebody is going to get hurt. 

Reinforced concrete cracks. If the stadium had a safety issue, it would already be closed. It does not have any such issue. Just ask structural engineers, who have inspected the site.

The Stadium will be around long after you, and I have passed-unless they blow it up.

'New' is not always 'better'. A lesson that Americans need to learn......

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1 hour ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Ohhh yes it does. The Pegulas pay *nothing* for the current facility. They would have to amortize another $1.5 BILLION otherwise. Show me your numbers on how that benefits Buffalo fans, and the Pegulas

No they wouldn’t. They are looking at $500M (private) and we have $150M with naming rights alone. They can generate another $100M in PSL’s (easily). That’s leaves $250M private (without a concession deal). Call the concession deal another $100M. That leaves $150M. That stadium can EASILY yield an additional $25M a year. This is clear as day (which is why everyone is pushing it). 

1 hour ago, mrags said:

My guess is similar. Except I think the Pegulas along with help of anyone with money looking to get in on the ground floor (Rich, Golisano, Jacobs, Kelly group, Any other development group) they will fully fund the stadium and hotels/restaurants/shopping  in and around the stadium. 

 

I believe they will fund the stadium completely. Except with the expectation on the City, County, State, Fed, to fund and completely update the infrastructure in and around the city. 

 

Additional subway stops that go all the way to the airport, galleria mall area, UB North Campus, and a half a dozen others. Updated highways with multiple routes in and out of the city. Etc. 

Ain’t going to happen. No one else is doing that anymore (especially in similar markets). The Pegula’s are asking for half (and will get it). 

1 hour ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Sadly disappointing? Explain. Enlighten me regarding Kirby's omniscience

.......😚

I do have a master’s degree in sports management and worked closely on a lease deal for an NBA team with the state and the league. I am not an idiot on the topic. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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24 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

No they wouldn’t. They are looking at $500M (private) and we have $150M with naming rights alone. They can generate another $100M in PSL’s (easily). That’s leaves $250M private (without a concession deal). Call the concession deal another $100M. That leaves $150M. That stadium can EASILY yield an additional $25M a year. This is clear as day (which is why everyone is pushing it). 

Ain’t going to happen. No one else is doing that anymore (especially in similar markets). The Pegula’s are asking for half (and will get it). 

I do have a master’s degree in sports management and worked closely on a lease deal for an NBA team with the state and the league. I am not an idiot on the topic. 🤷🏻‍♂️

$100m in PSL's in Buffalo? Really? Good luck with that.You're dreaming, Kirb. The Jets had to backtrack fro their PSL plan, and that was in the largest market in the NFL.

$150M in naming rights? We don't need a new building for that....

What NBA team? Seriously?

C'mon........

BTW, who gives a rat's ass about your master's degree?

 

34 minutes ago, mrags said:

Ok. Well see. 

 

And that depends on how old YOU are 

The public outcry killed the Amherst/Downtown train. We had a number of Trolley cars from Cleveland lined up for $20 million. It was going to fly, except FEAR of downtown got in the way

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2 hours ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Sure. Change the subject. You are weak.

 

1 hour ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Sadly disappointing? Explain. Enlighten me regarding Kirby's omniscience

.......😚

 

I don’t like pettiness, but that was offensive, ignorant and inappropriate. You asked, I answered, and now I’m done. 

 

BTW, did you ever work in the Bills FO? Kirby did. I’ll put my money on him over your emotions. 

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6 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

 

I don’t like pettiness, but that was offensive, ignorant and inappropriate. You asked, I answered, and now I’ done. 

 

BTW, did you ever work in the Bills FO? Kirby did. I’ll put my money on him over your emotions. 

No emotions. Just facts, Aug. I know from the stupidity that you follow over at the cessPPPool, that you hate facts.....Sorry that you are so butthurt.......

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1 minute ago, BUFFALOBART said:

$100m in PSL's in Buffalo? Really? Good luck with that.You're dreaming, Kirb.

$150M in naming rights? We don't need a new building for that....

What NBA team? Seriously?

C'mon........

 

Lucas Oil was $122M for 20 years (in like 2008). Hard Rock, more recently, was $250M for 18 years. It isn’t even remotely a stretch to think that the Bills could get $150M over 20 years. It’s probably conservative. 

 

$100M In PSL’s is what the Vikings did with, what I believe, will be a similar structure. We aren’t talking $100K PSL’s or whatever SF charged. They had like $500 PSL’s (and they weren’t on every seat).

 

Also, I haven’t even factored in the NFL loan program. I’m being conservative.

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1 hour ago, BUFFALOBART said:

That is the problem with Americans these days. They will 'accept' most anything. - A defeatist attitude did not make this country great, but such an attitude seems to have become pervasive in many circles....

 

You should have coughed up ther $1.4 BILLION so you could have it your way. 

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Just now, Kirby Jackson said:

Lucas Oil was $122M for 20 years (in like 2008). Hard Rock, more recently, was $250M for 18 years. It isn’t even remotely a stretch to think that the Bills could get $150M over 20 years. It’s probably conservative. 

 

$100M In PSL’s is what the Vikings did with, what I believe, will be a similar structure. We aren’t talking $100K PSL’s or whatever SF charged. They had like $500 PSL’s (and they weren’t on every seat).

 

Also, I haven’t even factored in the NFL loan program. I’m being conservative.

More $$$$ for the 'Pegs' to amortize. Got it. This ain't NYC, Kirb.......

1 minute ago, Augie said:

 

You should have coughed up ther $1.4 BILLION so you could have it your way. 

The Pegula's did, and they are going to extract every dime out of the current facility because of that fact.......

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A thoughtful approach might be well advised at this point. The emotional view sees to be taking over. Be open to both sides. Use the whole brain. 

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Just now, BUFFALOBART said:

More $$$$ for the 'Pegs' to amortize. Got it. This ain't NYC, Kirb.......

Look, I’m not trying to be rude but there is a reason that EVERYONE (outside of the state) wants this to happen. The league wants it for more money. The Pegulas want it for more money. The government isn’t on board because it will cost them $500M. Regardless, it’s coming and the groundwork is in place. 

 

The Bills NEED to close the non-shared revenue gap or risk getting left behind. If the TV deal ever hits a tipping point it is catastrophic to the Bills. They need to insulate themselves by closing this gap. They know that and the other owners do too.

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Just now, Augie said:

A thoughtful approach might be well advised at this point. The emotional view sees to be taking over. Be open to both sides. Use the whole brain. 

It's only 'emotional' to you, because you cannot handle an opinion that differs from your own........

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5 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

No emotions. Just facts, Aug. I know from the stupidity that you follow over at the cessPPPool, that you hate facts.....Sorry that you are so butthurt.......

 

What are the facts, exactly? All I see is emotion. Run the numbers. 

1 minute ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Look, I’m not trying to be rude but there is a reason that EVERYONE (outside of the state) wants this to happen. The league wants it for more money. The Pegulas want it for more money. The government isn’t on board because it will cost them $500M. Regardless, it’s coming and the groundwork is in place. 

 

The Bills NEED to close the non-shared revenue gap or risk getting left behind. If the TV deal ever hits a tipping point it is catastrophic to the Bills. They need to insulate themselves by closing this gap. They know that and the other owners do too.

 

Now here are some FACTS. 

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Just now, Augie said:

 

What are the facts, exactly? All I see is emotion. Run the numbers. 

Give me your numbers. You are the one who is wetting his pants........

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Just now, BUFFALOBART said:

Give me your numbers. You are the one who is wetting his pants........

You are the one showing his arse. I’m done. 

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Just now, Augie said:

You are the one showing his arse. I’m done. 

You were 'done' a long time ago..........

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3 hours ago, Lurker said:

 

50,000+ people work downtown every day....

And they all work in one building!!!!

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6 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

More $$$$ for the 'Pegs' to amortize. Got it. This ain't NYC, Kirb.......

The Pegula's did, and they are going to extract every dime out of the current facility because of that fact.......

There is zero reason to believe this. Maybe less than zero. The Pegulas paid $400m over what they had to pay to secure the team. And did because Terry didn't care. In fact, he literally wrote a check for 200-300m more than the current offer just to get it over with. They don't care about making the most money. That is the most sure thing in this entire scenario. They are not like a lot of rich people. The opposite in fact. 

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10 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Lucas Oil was $122M for 20 years (in like 2008). Hard Rock, more recently, was $250M for 18 years. It isn’t even remotely a stretch to think that the Bills could get $150M over 20 years. It’s probably conservative. 

 

$100M In PSL’s is what the Vikings did with, what I believe, will be a similar structure. We aren’t talking $100K PSL’s or whatever SF charged. They had like $500 PSL’s (and they weren’t on every seat).

 

Also, I haven’t even factored in the NFL loan program. I’m being conservative.

So, Pegs will write a one billion dollar check, to make up the difference?

He will wait for a political solution. That will extend beyond 2022............

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40 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

No they wouldn’t. They are looking at $500M (private) and we have $150M with naming rights alone. They can generate another $100M in PSL’s (easily). That’s leaves $250M private (without a concession deal). Call the concession deal another $100M. That leaves $150M. That stadium can EASILY yield an additional $25M a year. This is clear as day (which is why everyone is pushing it). 

Ain’t going to happen. No one else is doing that anymore (especially in similar markets). The Pegula’s are asking for half (and will get it). 

I do have a master’s degree in sports management and worked closely on a lease deal for an NBA team with the state and the league. I am not an idiot on the topic. 🤷🏻‍♂️

What do you mean closely.? Chief negotiator? 

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2 hours ago, LabattBlue said:

Hahaha.  The subway extension to Amherst is a long shot.  To the airport and points East...never in our lifetime.  

 

 

This. It’s EXTREMELY expensive to “make” railroad right of way. 

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2 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

So, Pegs will write a one billion dollar check, to make up the difference?

He will wait for a political solution. That will extend beyond 2022............

We are looking at $1B all in, not $1.5B. They will basically split it down the middle IMO. The Pegulas (and the Bills) are on the hook or $500M. The naming rights, concession deal and PSLs probably account for $350M of that. 

1 minute ago, Hammered a Lot said:

What do you mean closely.? Chief negotiator? 

We had a team of probably 10-15 on the team side that worked on the revenue goals and the state’s responsibility. My role was primarily on “the ask.” The group that I was a part of was responsible for past, present, and future revenue projections and how we could get the most out of the state. We wanted to find creative avenues to monetize the building as opposed to getting a check. We figured that we could generate another $10M plus a year by doing it that way. That’s why there is that giant video screen on the outside of the arena if you guys ever drive by it in New Orleans. We asked for things that we could sell. 

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