Skip to main content

NFL Owners’ Meetings are taking place today in Florida and aside from discussions of new rules (like a potential overtime change), the big news is the Bills’ potential new stadium, which, in the opinion of all, is in the final stages of negotiations.

The NFL Stadium and Finance Committee on Friday approved a $200 million 4G loan for a new Bills Stadium, which is expected to be approved by NFL owners on Monday. This would mean that at least $400 million in private funds would go to a new stage. The property should at least match that.

But how big would the audience be? Much more seems to be the answer.

According to Tim Graham of The Athletic and John Wawrow of the AP, the public money for the new Bills Stadium will be $850 million.

Moreover, it is a foregone conclusion that the new stadium will be an outdoor version in Orchard Park, opposite Highmark Stadium. This was decided a very long time ago, via Tim Graham.

As for when an official announcement will come from New York Governor Kathy Hochul, that could be as soon as today and probably this week.

Public money is no surprise. It’s rumored to be around $1 billion from the reporter’s $1.4 billion stadium, so that’s slightly lower. Public money always went ahead of the majority of the stadium, whether we like it or not.

The Bills will stay in Buffalo, or should we say, Orchard Park.

Predict the 2022 Buffalo Bills schedule

Here’s an early estimate of what the Buffalo Bills’ 2022 schedule will look like.

ATTACK THEM: See the best uniforms in the history of each NFL team

CHECK IT OUT: 100 sports records and the stories behind them