Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills since 1973, is currently the seventh oldest venue in the National Football League. It trails behind only the stadiums in Green Bay, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Diego and Oakland — a few of which have seen significant face lifts in recent years.
Despite recent comments from commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Buffalo’s need to update its facilities, Bills owner Terry Pegula will not be making any rushed decisions.
“We’re evaluating. “We want to make sure we have all the information that is relative to our community, to our fan base,” said Pegula. “We’re not Atlanta, so it’s hard for us to say we’re going to build a stadium like Atlanta.”
Ralph Wilson Stadium recently underwent a $130 million renovation, but the league’s second-smallest market could still see some big changes in the coming years. Ownership has not publicly expressed any preference for a potential location of a new facility, however the team’s current lease with Erie County expires in 2022.