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Buffalo Bills sale, stadium lease, New Stadium Working Group updates

Now a year into a 10-year lease for Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Buffalo Bills are renovating their current venue while a New Stadium Working Group looks into building a new one. Oh, and in the meantime, the team is now for sale. We're keeping track of everything here.

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Kelly to pursue Bills ownership

One of the most popular men in Buffalo is throwing his hat in the potential ownership ring despite a recurrence of cancer.

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Recapping Thursday's Bills sale story lines

Jon Bon Jovi and a slew of predictable puns were back in the Buffalo Bills news cycle on Thursday. Get caught up on the latest on the sale of the Bills here.

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Report: stadium group looking at Niagara Falls, UB

The Buffalo Bills' New Stadium Working Group is keeping its options as open as possible as they investigate ways to build a new stadium and keep the team in Western New York.

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Report: Jacobs family, Trump interested in Bills

Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and his family are reportedly interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills - as is Donald Trump, and potentially Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, as well.

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Five appointed to group exploring new stadium

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed five people to a New Stadium Working Group, which will explore options for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

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Discuss: five sites for new Bills stadium

Four new sites are being discussed by local leaders as potential replacements for Orchard Park as the home of the Buffalo Bills according to a report from local television station WGRZ.

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New stadium lease makes financial sense

The new lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium makes financial sense not just for New York State, but for Erie County and the Buffalo Bills, as well.

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What's being upgraded at RWS?

More details have emerged about upcoming renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The $130 million price tag is much lower than expected. What will it buy?

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Links: new stadium lease

Collected links from around the internet about the Buffalo Bills' new stadium lease.

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Bills/NYS/county exploring new stadium, too

On top of a new 10-year stadium lease, the Buffalo Bills, New York State and Erie County announced the formation of a group - with representatives from each party - and a fund dedicated to exploring a new stadium for the team.

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Relocation still possible, despite $400M fee

The new stadium lease that the Buffalo Bills signed with New York State and Erie County does nothing to change the threat of relocation.

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Bills, NYS announce new 10-year lease agreement

The Buffalo Bills, Erie County and New York State have agreed to a 10-year lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium that reportedly includes $130 million in renovations and a $400 million relocation penalty.

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Short-term stadium lease off the table

In what can be seen as an encouraging sign, the Buffalo Bills and state and local government officials have resumed working towards a long-term lease for Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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New RWS lease imminent?

A local newspaper is reporting that a deal between Erie County, New York State and the Buffalo Bills may come within the next 7-10 days.

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Bills lease: "excellent dialogue" with state

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon was asked if there were any new developments with regards to getting a new stadium lease. Speaking on WGR 550 in Buffalo, Brandon expressed optimism and spoke about a dialogue with state representatives.

"It has been positive," said Brandon Wednesday morning. "We’ve have great dialogue with the governor and lieutenant governor [Bob] Duffy, who I’ve known for close to 20 years when he was the police chief of Rochester and then the mayor. We’ve had some excellent dialogue and I anticipate the pace will quicken over the next few months and look forward to sitting down and starting the discussions and resetting the calendar."

Absent from Brandon's comments were any mention of Erie County or their leadership. He expects the three sides to get together soon.

"I feel very good about where the future of this is going to take us."

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Bills stadium lease talks have stalled

The Buffalo Bills and the governments of Erie County and New York State are at a standstill. They haven't sat down for negotiations since June, forcing a likely one-year lease extension to reset the clock on a long-term deal.

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Bills, county push back stadium lease talks

The Buffalo Bills and Erie County originally hoped to have a new stadium lease agreement in place by training camp; that deadline has now been pushed back to year's end.

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Erie County wants RWS buyout clause

Erie County is said to be looking for a buyout clause in a new lease for Ralph Wilson Stadium that could exceed $100 million if the Buffalo Bills relocate to another city under current or future ownership.

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NFL reportedly likes Bills in WNY region

Another report has surfaced which takes the Buffalo Bills out of the running for Los Angeles. More intriguingly, it offers insight into how the league views the team's viability in Western New York.

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RWS funding from Bills, NFL?

Taxpayers in New York State may not have to foot the entire bill for potential renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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Training camp still stadium lease goal

The Buffalo Bills and Erie County are making progress toward a preliminary agreement to extend the lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium and provide $200-plus million for renovations, per The Associated Press.

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Bills stadium upgrades could cost $200M

Sources expect the cost of Ralph Wilson Stadium renovations to top $200 million, according to a report from The Buffalo News.

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Poll: RWS renovations or new stadium?

Would Buffalo Bills fans like to see Ralph Wilson Stadium updated via renovations, or replaced altogether with a new downtown venue?

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Bills, county want stadium lease by training camp

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he expects a new lease with the Buffalo Bills for Ralph Wilson Stadium by training camp.

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