The inevitable has finally occurred: Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon announced on Wednesday that the team and Rogers Communications have reached an agreement to terminate the Bills in Toronto Series.
The Buffalo Bills and Rogers Communications have come to an agreement to terminate the Bills Toronto Series.— Russ Brandon (@RussBrandon) December 3, 2014
We greatly appreciate the support the #Bills received over the past 7 years from all of the tremendous people at Rogers Communications.— Russ Brandon (@RussBrandon) December 3, 2014
We will continue to work hard to connect w/ our in Southern Ontario fan base - this region remains extremely important to our org.— Russ Brandon (@RussBrandon) December 3, 2014
Even before the Bills were sold to Kim and Terry Pegula in October, the Bills had begun the process of backing out of the series, with the 2014 game eventually being canceled and moved back to Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Pegulas then confirmed last month that the organization was in the process of negotiating their way out of the deal; today, clearly, that has been achieved.
The wildly unpopular Toronto Series began in the 2008 season, and over the course of six seasons drew ire from fans and Bills players alike. In six regular season games played at the Rogers Centre, the Bills finished with just a 1-5 record.