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Goodell: No new stadium plans

Posted by Chris Brown on May 16, 2011 – 11:25 pm

Among the questions posed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday evening in a teleconference with Bills season ticket holders was with the Bills lease closing in on expiration whether a new stadium would be a consideration.

“I’m not aware of a specific new stadium proposal,” said Goodell. “I know that they continue to seek ways to improve the stadium experience and the stadium itself. And that’s critical in making sure that the Bills remain competitive.

“They’ve done a terrific job of making capital improvements to that stadium to make it competitive. It’s always a challenge for teams and communities. It’s one of the things we’re trying to address in the Collective Bargaining Agreement to make sure the Buffalo Bills and small market teams can be successful. It’s how do we incur those investments in the stadiums which are more and more being made in part by the private sector, meaning primarily the teams and the local business communities and the fans. We need to encourage that, but those costs continue to rise and that needs to be recognized in the system.”


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