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Buffalo Bills new stadium report expected by end of July

A New York State funded study on potential new stadium options for the Buffalo Bills will be released by the end of July, right around the time that the team's sale process is kicking into a higher gear.

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Tom Precious of The Buffalo News is reporting that a study on potential locations for a new Buffalo Bills stadium has been delayed, and is now expected to be released by the end of July.

Last week, WGRZ's Adam Benigni reported that potential owners have a July 29 deadline for submitting "indication of interest" documents as part of the Bills' sale process. Precious adds to that report, saying that once those documents are submitted, interested parties will then begin vetting information on a whole host of issues both financial and functional, as well as attending one-on-one presentations with current Bills management. Now, it looks like the state's new stadium report will be released nearly in conjunction with the beginnings of that process.

In addition to researching potential new stadium locations - a list that reportedly includes not just Orchard Park and downtown Buffalo, but West Seneca, Niagara Falls, and Batavia - the report will also include case studies on recent stadium projects, and whether or not major renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium would be a viable long-term solution.

The report, according to Precious, was originally supposed to be ready today.