The Buffalo Bills have one of the most outdated stadiums in the NFL. This offseason, they'll make their changes to the sideline club sections for the first time since they opened in the 1990s. According to Bills insider, Chris Brown, the point of the renovation is to improve the traffic in the clubs and make it easier for groups and families to navigate.
Bills President Russ Brandon explained what will be done during these renovations.
“We’re gutting the spaces and renovating them from top to bottom” Bills president Russ Brandon explained what will be done during these renovations. “This project includes new furnishings and upgrades to the concession stands. We’re going to move the bar out of the center and have two service area bars at each end of the clubs. We found that the bar in the center made things congested. We’re trying to make the clubs more functional from a customer service standpoint.”
Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula are footing the bill for the renovations, leaving no direct cost to the taxpayers.
During the offseason, there was a lot of chatter about the Bills building a new stadium outside of Orchard Park. Since Pegula owns a lot of property in downtown Buffalo and by Erie Canal, the assumption was made by many that the new stadium would be built in that area. Renovations like these can continue to push that option down the priority list. The lease for New Era Field is locked in until 2022.