Pegulas in 'No Hurry' to Build New Stadium

Roger Goodell has said that the Bills eventually need a new stadium, but Terry Pegula said Thursday that they're in no hurry to do so after renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

At some point, Terry and Kim Pegula, owners of the Buffalo Bills, need to make a decision about a new stadium for the team. For the time being, the Pegulas aren’t in a hurry to build a new stadium.

On Thursday, the Pegulas took part in Business First’s “Business of Sports” breakfast. When asked about a new stadium, Terry Pegula said the following:

“The only answer to that question is the state and county, there’s been a lot of money put into Ralph Wilson Stadium,” Pegula said. “We’re in no hurry. We realize that if that work was just done, how foolish would you look if you start looking around for a new stadium when we’ve just renovated the one we have? We have time. We have an existing lease on the current stadium.”

Ralph Wilson Stadium recently had $130 million worth of renovations done to it and the Bills’ lease runs through 2022. Pegula is correct that they have time to figure out the next step in regards to a new stadium.

At one point during the breakfast, Terry Pegula claimed that he hasn’t been pestered with stadium questions but his wife Kim interjected and joked, ““Actually you have. I just haven’t forwarded them to you.”

When the time comes, it’ll be interesting to see if the team builds a new stadium downtown or simply puts more money into its current home in Orchard Park.

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