When the Buffalo Bills signed on the dotted line in 2008 to play football games in Toronto, they did so with the plan to play a pre-season game at the Rogers Centre every other year. That is no longer the case, as the Bills announced Tuesday morning that the third and final pre-season game planned to be played north of the border will now take place in Orchard Park thanks to a "scheduling conflict."
The news comes as the Bills and Rogers enter the final year of a five-season agreement. The Bills have confirmed that they're interested in extending the agreement beyond the 2012 season, but this is perhaps the latest signal that changes will be made to the deal if it's established. Ticket prices are certain to drop, as well.
The Bills also announced Tuesday that season ticket prices will remain flat from what they were in 2011. Buffalo will be playing nine of its ten scheduled home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium next season.