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Don't rule out Niagara Falls, N.Y. as Bills future home


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#1 john wawrow

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

Folks:

This story just moved on AP wire.

http://pro32.ap.org/...ible-home-bills

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

View Postjohn wawrow, on 10 April 2014 - 12:48 PM, said:

Folks:

This story just moved on AP wire.

http://pro32.ap.org/...ible-home-bills

jw

thanks jw,

love the idea of a Dome stadium near the falls :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

lengthier version is in editing. more details to coming. will -- should? -- be updated on same link.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

Cool.  Although this is one of many possibilities, I'm fine with a Niagara County site and the shared Bills-Bulls practice/training facility is a nice tie in to financing from NYS.

Edited by BillnutinHouston, 10 April 2014 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

View Postdog14787, on 10 April 2014 - 12:50 PM, said:

thanks jw,

love the idea of a Dome stadium near the falls :thumbsup:

i hate the idea of a domed stadium anywhere

i do like the idea of sharing facilities with U of Buffalo as it could only help them in recruiting as well

Edited by Max997, 10 April 2014 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

CBS always shows the falls anyway as the obligatory "local scenery" during Bills games anyway. This would actually make it more accurate.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

How wide is the Rainbow bridge to let the Canadians across the border for games? I don't remember it very well, it may need to be widened.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

View PostFan in San Diego, on 10 April 2014 - 01:03 PM, said:

How wide is the Rainbow bridge to let the Canadians across the border for games? I don't remember it very well, it may need to be widened.
Lewiston Bridge would work also for Canadian Fans.   Just put it somewhere where folks can get to the roads to go to and from without a big hastle.  That is the big shortcoming of the downtown Buffalo waterfront location.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

I hope this comes to pass. It is only venue and area I'd like to see for a new stadium. JMO.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

View PostFan in San Diego, on 10 April 2014 - 01:03 PM, said:

How wide is the Rainbow bridge to let the Canadians across the border for games? I don't remember it very well, it may need to be widened.

There will be a bump of new Canadians on board the Bills bandwagon by knocking off an hour of travel time, I would guess. The Rainbow can handle it.

We've managed with Peace Bridge's crappy two lanes so far.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

hope it never happens.. retro-fit the ralph..  wasting time on "pie-in- the -sky" proposals is foolish.. just my opinion..

#12 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

This always made sense as it moves the team closer to Toronto to continue to grow the Canadian market. In addition there was that article a year or 2 ago about the Kelly group and the piece of land that is owned by a suspected investor. The land is right near the falls if I remember correctly.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

View PostMax997, on 10 April 2014 - 12:54 PM, said:



i hate the idea of a domed stadium anywhere

i do like the idea of sharing facilities with U of Buffalo as it could only help them in recruiting as well
Love a dome...be nice to use it for other events and sitting in sub zero temps isnt fun for many of us anymore.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

That is exactly where the new stadium should go. A new stadiu that UB and the Bills share is intriguing, but we need to make it easy for Canadian fans. That is the number 1 priority for a new location

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

Facts,  

UB is remodeling their stadium as part of a campus modernization 2020.


No way Erie county gives up the tax revenue the Bills generate unless they get something in return.

The falls is a great tourist destination, and having the Bills there would drive tourists numbers From Canada, but folks in the southern tier might not like the longer drive.  


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

Remember someone drew this up 3 years ago. A Lucas Oil like stadium overlooking the falls https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

View PostDean Cain, on 10 April 2014 - 01:40 PM, said:

Remember someone drew this up 3 years ago. A Lucas Oil like stadium overlooking the falls https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink
impressive....

#18 john wawrow

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

The UB connection reported is the Bills and Bulls sharing a practice facility, with the Bills moving their HQ to Amherst.
It wouldn't necessarily include a new stadium.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:49 PM

If it's a retractable dome I'm OK with it - only needs to be closed when WE want it to be.  Maybe have fans vote on the way in.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

View PostJÂy RÛßeÒ, on 10 April 2014 - 01:49 PM, said:

If it's a retractable dome I'm OK with it - only needs to be closed when WE want it to be.  Maybe have fans vote on the way in.
From what I know of how it works in Indy, they have to decide by the morning of the game (for a 1:00 game) for various logistical reasons. In Indy, they only open it when there is 0 chance of precipitation and it isn't too hot. In Buffalo, they may choose to use the weather to their advantage if they are playing a dome or warm weather team so would be open for different reasons, obviously, but don't think it could be a fan vote as they walk in, too close to game time.