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The Buffalo Bills will unveil their statue of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. on Saturday.

The Pegulas will unveil a statue of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. on Saturday.

Back in March, the Pegulas announced that they’d honor Ralph Wilson, the original owner of the Buffalo Bills, with a bronze statue. It was a way for the team to keep Wilson’s legacy alive. @

Kim Pegula said the following on the statue in March:

“Mr. Wilson was an icon in both the professional football world and in the Western New York community. This is our opportunity to honor his legacy and to allow our fans to share their gameday experience with the man who brought professional football to Buffalo.”

The bronze statue will be placed in the northwest corner of Ralph Wilson Stadium near the team’s merchandise store.

Today, it was announced that the statue will be unveiled on Saturday in a private ceremony at Founder’s Plaza.


Frank Cravota, Pegula Sports and Entertainment Executive VP of Creative Services, said that the photo used for the statue showed Wilson smiling as he talked with Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas.

Mary Wilson, widow of Ralph C. Wilson Jr., seemed touched by the idea back in March:

“It just seems so fitting to honor Ralph with a statue in Founder’s Plaza where fans will have the opportunity to interact and pose for photos. Ralph was so approachable and he absolutely loved the fans and he would have been honored and humbled to stand among them for all-time,” said Mary Wilson. “I think everyone will appreciate the detail in the statue, even to the point that it replicates what Ralph wore to the stadium on game days, and I want to thank Terry and Kim Pegula for honoring Ralph in this special way.”

UPDATE: A photo of the statue has leaked on Instagram:


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