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A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 19th, 2015, 11:02am
by sevenyearsdown
http://www.buffalonews.com/business/a-l ... s-20150118

It would be cool if the Buffalo Bills actually played in Buffalo. Orchard Park isn't as bad as the NY Jets/Giants playing in another state though.

The idea of a domed stadium in Buffalo is pretty dumb though. Takes all home field advantages away.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 19th, 2015, 10:32pm
by Ida
It'll congest traffic and parking downtown. Wrong time be taking out the rail system. Stupid move. Plus as much revenue as it will generate for downtown Buffalo, it'll destroy the vintage charm of the city.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 20th, 2015, 8:03am
by sevenyearsdown
The traffic thing would definitely be a nightmare. Sabres games are a headache, and football games would be much worse.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 20th, 2015, 9:08am
by mcleachy
Many many people don't care bout bills or sabres. True fact.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 20th, 2015, 10:55am
by All Change is Good
I would like the Bills to play downtown, and if the stadium actually doubled as a privately-held convention space and somehow useable facility for the days other than rare home football games, I'm all for it.

However, when billionaires are involved, NO PUBLIC MONEY should ever be used for a project like this.

Sign this petition: http://www.nosubsidy.com/petition/

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 20th, 2015, 11:14am
by sevenyearsdown
I agree with that. The Harbor Center got 30+ million in tax breaks for what amounts to mostly minimum wage jobs. The numbers just don't add up. Hopefully the place is still occupied when it actually gets on the tax rolls. If you have 2 billion to buy your own foosball team, then you should be able to slap up your own hotel without public cash.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 20th, 2015, 12:29pm
by All Change is Good
From the Snooze today:

"Eighteen new sports stadium projects have been completed or started construction since 2005 with costs ranging from $250 million to $1.6 billion"...

"A key argument if taxpayers are asked to fund a stadium project will be over the financial return to the public. Study after study has shown taxpayers often get far less back in return, such as an increase in sales or income tax revenues, than governments have put into stadium construction projects".

Remember Bass Pro? That was going to fix everything too.

Don't believe anyone who tells you this is worth public money. It's not ever been true. We have so much else that needs to be done.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 26th, 2015, 1:23pm
by donkeypunch
The stadium should be in downtown....I think if it was, it would be used more in the off season. That One Direction thing this summer is the first time it's being used off season in quite awhile. Ida, I can't say you're wrong for your take, but downtown Buffalo has a lot of things...vintage charm is not one of them. Cleveland got it right...Baseball stadium right next door to the Arena and the football stadium is right at the end of downtown.

I was there in may staying across the street from the baseball stadium....it was a sunday night and the city was insane with people and fun. Lady GaGa was at the arena and the Indians were home. Having a downtown stadium could do nothing but help the city.

The other huge question....after spending $133 million on upgrades to Rich...what do you do with it?

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 29th, 2015, 6:19pm
by Fat Bastard
All Change is Good wrote:However, when billionaires are involved, NO PUBLIC MONEY should ever be used for a project like this.

Sign this petition: http://www.nosubsidy.com/petition/


Exactly!

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: January 31st, 2015, 11:48am
by yellow ed
sevenyearsdown wrote:The traffic thing would definitely be a nightmare. Sabres games are a headache, and football games would be much worse.


Totally. It's a nightmare downtown on Sundays already.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: February 4th, 2015, 11:50am
by Fat Bastard
yellow ed wrote:Totally. It's a nightmare downtown on Sundays already.


This made me larf out loud.

Not really but it was funny.

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: February 8th, 2015, 2:05pm
by 55panhd
They have a Dome in Arizona, if they don't build a stadium with a retractable dome here, especially with BirdAir in our town, then they should all be shot! I just hope it's not the same people tasked with building the new Peace Bridge!

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: December 2nd, 2015, 4:15am
by Craven Laithe
Ida wrote:It'll congest traffic and parking downtown. Wrong time be taking out the rail system. Stupid move. Plus as much revenue as it will generate for downtown Buffalo, it'll destroy the vintage charm of the city.


I couldn't agree more. Leave the stadium where it is. The while dead on arrival comment of the team actually playing in the city bears no merit. They at least play in the state...look at the giants and jets, they didn't even play in nys but they get the tag.

Downtown is bad enough to navigate with a stoop light every two feet and no parking as it is. New stadium...build it in lot 3 next to the Ralph. Truly though, or house is like Fenway. Don't take it down. We don't need a new stadium.

I'd rather have a new peace bridge

Re: A new Bills Stadium

Posted: December 5th, 2015, 7:46pm
by yellow ed
No one is taking out the rail system