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Posted: 12/21/2012 8:40 PM

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with Erie County and the state on a lease deal for the Ralph Wilson Stadium that will keep the NFL franchise in western New York.

Cuomo told a packed news conference at the team's headquarters in Orchard Park that the lease keeps the Bills in Orchard Park at least through the first seven years of the 10-year pact.
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The agreement includes $130 million in renovations for the nearly 40-year-old stadium, with the Bills providing $35 million and the state and county covering the other $95 million.
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Cuomo spoke via a satellite television hookup from New York City because stormy weather Friday prevented him from flying upstate.
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Credit: SportsIllustrated
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While it might not do much for the Bills play, - it is good news. Toronto had gone after them, ... nice to see them stay where they are.

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Posted: 12/21/2012 10:12 PM

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Uh ... yay?
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Posted: 12/22/2012 8:24 AM

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This is a bit of a surprise to me.  I thought for sure they were going to Toronto, maybe after Ralph Wilson passes on.  Maybe he thinks he's going to be around for 10 more years.
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Posted: 12/23/2012 7:39 AM

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If they can even improve the egress it will be big.  Anyone who's been to the Ralph knows what a chore it is to get in and out.  I lived near there for a while in the early 90's when the Bills were AFC's best.  It is a very loyal fan base capable of supporting an NFL team. 

Their biggest mistake was letting Pohlian go.

 

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Posted: 12/23/2012 11:37 AM

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I've been there a few times in the 90s to see the Pats play the Bills but I didn't drive, went there on the bus which was a lot easier getting in and out then with a car. The worst part was the 5 hour ride to get there. frown
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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