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4 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I do indeed.

 

I would argue the Sabres are the Bills in 2016. They finally have the right crew in charge.

WAAAAAY to early to tell! Many folks have been saying that the past dozen years.

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I never understood why fans get upset about paying money for a sports team. It's one of the few things in life outside of family that I pay money on. 

 

I don't need to hear the economics of a stadium. When I spend money on the Bills I do it for my own pleasure, not the community. 

 

As for the Pegulas, they've spent billions already on western New York. 

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They’ll obviously end up coming way down from this number. Just a question of how much. I may be mistaken but I think Vegas is currently the record holder at $750 mil in public funding for their football stadium. Dallas is #1 in total with just under $1 billion spread across their baseball and football stadiums. 

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8 minutes ago, Arkady Renko said:

Bad look.  Can't even justify this as some sort of new broader economic development given that it will just go right next to the existing stadium.  

No, it's a luxury and I love it. We've paid for sports stadiums in NYC area. Time for them to pony up. 

3 minutes ago, DCOrange said:

They’ll obviously end up coming way down from this number. Just a question of how much. I may be mistaken but I think Vegas is currently the record holder at $750 mil in public funding for their football stadium. Dallas is #1 in total with just under $1 billion spread across their baseball and football stadiums. 

Minnesota? 

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Bills front office: We love you all so much!   Best fans in the world ❤️

 

Also Bills front office:  taxpayers, who are already being squeezed on multiple fronts, should foot the bill for a new stadium that we don’t need

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😡 I know it’s negotiations but this makes me furious. They know damn well how much we’ve had to worry about this team moving. For years. 
 

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1 minute ago, RiotAct said:

Bills front office: We love you all so much!   Best fans in the world ❤️

 

Also Bills front office:  taxpayers, who are already being squeezed on multiple fronts, should foot the bill for a new stadium that we don’t need


The stadium is 50 years old. They need a new one.  And the NFL is demanding a new one.

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2 hours ago, JohnNord said:

NYS spends so much taxpayer money in the NYC metro area and other BS that most Western, NYers don’t care about.  It’s about time they help out with a new stadium downtown

A stadium downtown, seems like a good idea, but I think the Pegula's already have other properties in Orchard Park. Securing downtown properties (especially, in the current market) would likely drive the final facility cost significantly higher.

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The team has made no overt threats, sources say, to leave Buffalo if it doesn’t get the full funding request, but it has made clear to government negotiators that there are other cities elsewhere that desire an NFL franchise and would pay handsomely for it.

 

I've never threatened to leave her, but every once in a while I'll show my wife my spam folder, just so she's aware of all the hot Russian MILFs who want to date me.

 

 

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The team has made no overt threats, sources say, to leave Buffalo if it doesn’t get the full funding request, but it has made clear to government negotiators that there are other cities elsewhere that desire an NFL franchise and would pay handsomely for it.

 

Joking aside, the Pegulas paid about 40% above the team's appraised value in order to ensure that the Bills stayed in Buffalo. I can't see them paying 9-digit NFL relocation fees on top of all that, plus being hated in their own community, in order to avoid paying for a new stadium.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Happy Days Lois & Clark said:

It should have a roof

 

 

Yeah, but if it doesn't there are newer construction technologies that keep the wind out. It's almost like Rich was constructed in a way that doubles wind speed on the field. 

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