In her first interview since becoming a co-owner of the Bills, Kim Pegula was a guest on KISS 98.5 on Friday morning with Janet Snyder and Nicholas Pickolas.
She spoke on a number of topics, but frequently brought up her family’s love for Buffalo, its people, and of course, its sports teams.
“Timing is everything,” she said. “Just the way everything fell into place really worked out in our favor and now we get to own the team. It’s something you talk about and maybe you don’t quite think it’s going to happen but now our whole family is so excited about it all.”
Kim said her husband, co-owner and CEO of the Bills Terry Pegula, will handle “players and development and things like that” while she focuses on the organization and its business side including fan engagement. And when asked if she sees any difficulty in owning both of the major sports teams in one town, she said she doesn’t perceive it as a challenge.
“It’s very natural,” she said. “It’s like having kids. The needs are different among each one and things change all the time, so it’s just a matter of doing what needs to be done at that time. We talk about it between the two of us.”
Kim also touched on the One Buffalo campaign, launched as the Pegulas took the field before last Sunday’s game, which signifies the unity and the singular goal of the teams, the community and the city, or as Kim called it, “a celebration of all things Buffalo.”
“Our heart is in Buffalo,” she said. “It’s the people and fans that really endear us to Buffalo and to the whole the region and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
Listen to the full interview here.
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