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Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 28, 2014 – 9:37 am

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DAILY REPORT
– Funeral services for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. will be held privately in Detroit for the family on Saturday. A celebration and remembrance of the life and legacy of Mr. Wilson is being discussed by the Bills organization for staff, former players and coaches, and fans and will be announced at a future date.

Fans interested in making a donation in honor of Mr. Wilson’s memory are encouraged to do so to:  The Hospice Foundation of Western New YorkThe Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter and to St. John Hospital Medical Center in support of the Wilson Telemonitoring Program.

The Ralph Wilson family and the Bills organization wishes to thank everyone who has offered condolences, support, kind words and prayers following the passing of Mr. Wilson.

–The Buffalo Bills today announced the seven members selected by the organization to serve on the New Stadium Working Group.

The New Stadium Working Group is an advisory committee composed of up to 21 members with seven each from the Bills, the State of New York and Erie County, as part of the lease agreement for Ralph Wilson Stadium. The group was formed to explore the possible development and construction of a new stadium either on the site of the current stadium or on another location in Erie County or a substantial renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Bills’ seven members include:

Russell H. Brandon, Bills President and Chief Executive Officer
Louis P. Ciminelli, Chairman LPCiminelli, Inc.
Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., Inc.
Jordan Levy, Managing Partner of SoftBank Capital
Jeffrey C. Littmann, Bills Chief Financial Officer
Mary Owen, Bills Executive Vice President Strategic Planning
Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
March 29, 1973 — BILLS SET HOME ATTENDANCE RECORD
Kenneth Souliske purchased the 46,207th season ticket for the 1973 season, assuring the Bills of their largest home attendance ever. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Bills have released this year’s version of the Buffalo Bills Schedule Challenge—giving fans a chance to win season tickets for life! Click here to play.

QUOTES OF THE DAY
Russ Brandon, Buffalo Bills President and CEO
On naming the team’s seven members to serve on the New Stadium Working Group:
“We look forward to starting the process assigned to The New Stadium Working Group. The seven individuals we have selected for the committee are passionate about the Buffalo Bills franchise and recognize its importance, both economically and socially, to the Western New York community. These individuals have a good understanding of our franchise and the National Football League. They also understand the impact of the team’s relationship with the business community and the significance to all Western New Yorkers, particularly our fans.”

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Will Bills franchise remain in Wilson’s family?

Buffalo News- Bills announce their picks to panel that will explore options for new stadium

Buffalo News- Wilson must be kept in perspective

Buffalo News- Bills fan club to host tailgate as tribute to Ralph Wilson

Buffalo News- Wilson’s funeral on Saturday in Detroit is private

Rochester D&C- Losing the Buffalo Bills would hurt local business

Rochester Business Journal- How he played the game

Olean Times Herald- Who’ll emerge as new owner of the Bills?

Albany Times Union- Grief doubly hard for Bills fans

Auburn Citizen- Buffalo Bills names seven to New Stadium Working Group, including Sen. Chuck Schumer

AP- Bills owner Wilson’s funeral set for Saturday

AP- Bills appoint 7 to stadium search group

BuffaloBills.com- Bills announce seven members to New Stadium Working Group

BuffaloBills.com- NFL announces $45 million grant to USA Football

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Stadium Renovation Progress
The John Murphy Show March 27
Russ Brandon Reflects on Ralph Wilson Jr.

WGR550
Bills name 7 to ”New Stadium Working Group”

WIVB
Source: Bills very interested in Evans
Tasker says doctors believe they can cure Kelly
Kelly remains in NYC as he prepares to undergo treatment

WKBW
Jauron Remembers Ralph Wilson
Bills Name Seven Members to New Stadium Working Group

WHEC
Bills owner Wilson’s funeral set for Saturday
Bills appoint seven to stadium search group

TWCN
Funeral Services Set for Ralph Wilson, Jr.

Additional Clips
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Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
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Sen. Charles Schumer says losing Bills is ‘not even an alternative I want to face’
Private service for Ralph Wilson to be held Saturday in Detroit
Sen. Schumer among Bills appointees to new stadium study group

Pro Football Talk
Window opens for Bills to move after 2019 season

ESPN Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills owner Wilson’s funeral set for Saturday
NFL world offers support for Jim Kelly
Bills appoint seven to stadium search group
Relocating Bills would be difficult task

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills name seven to New Stadium Working Group
NFL Draft 2014: Cody Latimer scheduled to visit Buffalo Bills
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Clarification on the Buffalo Bills stadium lease relocation fee

AFC East Daily
Spiller feels he’s getting back to explosive 2012 form

All Sports WNY
BUFFALO BILLS ANNOUNCE SEVEN MEMBERS TO NEW STADIUM WORKING GROUP

The Sports Xchange
Bills, New York exploring new stadium


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