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But you have to realize that it's not only Buffalo's team but also all of Western New York's. When you add Rochester and Niagara Falls, the population doubles. And of course, 20% of the season ticket holders come from Ontario, where 7 million more people live within 1 1/4 hours of Buffalo. The city is a small market but the region has a lot of people in it.Perhaps what those owners really want is an out, and an opportunity to auction themselves off to the best sweetheart deal they can find in North America. It is only the 71st largest city in the US, and 49th largest metropolitan area. It would be fiscally irresponsible for the city of Buffalo or Erie County to give in to this type of ransom-like demand.
There's no law against rumors really, Sure, you could try and leverage libel law, but it would be massively expensive, have to prove where the town was "harmed" by the comments, and face public ridicule. They could've thrown out the name of any city to increase their own leverage against Buffalo.Or is the Pegula just assuming??
There's no law against rumors really, Sure, you could try and leverage libel law, but it would be massively expensive, have to prove where the town was "harmed" by the comments, and face public ridicule. They could've thrown out the name of any city to increase their own leverage against Buffalo.
There's no need for it to be true because it COULD be true - the other city is just needed to try and have the existing Bills fan base go to their city reps and say "but we don't want them to leave...you cant let them go to <insert city name here>." Not sure it will work regardless as has been noted previously given the current economic malaise and uncertainty, but there's no downside for the owners in setting up the "fight" between the two localities.
I dunno. Ave CFL team draws 15k fans per game.Personally, I think that the team would be better off in Toronto. They would keep a lot of the same fans, and they would meet the need of the NFL to expand to another country.
Because it's not black and white.I'm very surprised that no one has mentioned the fact (in this thread) that the NFL prohibits owners from owning teams in different pro sports in different cities.
This isn't about the Pegulas moving the Bills to another city, but about them selling the Bills.
They won't sell the Sabres because they like hockey and because they have sunk over a billion dollars in building out down by the hockey arena.
To a certain degree that's true, at least I hope it is. But that's not the point. While the overall economy is coming back, its not all the way back by any means and if we aren't careful about the delta variant it could start to fall back.Simply the opening salvo in a negotiation.
The keyboard hyperventilation is over the top