Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium
(NEW YORK) -- With the Buffalo Bills ownership in flux, commissioner Roger Goodell thinks that the team needs a new stadium as well.
Despite undergoing $130 million in renovations during the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium is one of the older stadiums in the NFL, as it opened in 1973.
While the renovations help, it is still not up to the standards that have been set by the newer stadiums around the NFL. To make matters more complicated, the team is entering the second year of a 10-year lease with Erie County to play in the stadium.
Goodell thinks its time to start planning for a new stadium.
He said Wednesday, "We said at the time when they entered into a new lease that this really [is] a short-term solution. We need to find the right long-term solution that's good for the community and can help the Bills continue to be successful in Western New York."
In 2013, the Bills were 19th among 32 NFL teams in attendance.
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