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Bills Intend To Keep Playing Games In Toronto In Order To Build Regional Presence
Published June 24, 2011
DAYS OF THE NEW: The Bills Friday night will unveil their new uniforms, and Brandon noted, "It's been a long time coming." He said, "Any time you change any element of the uniform, it's an 18-month lead time with the NFL. This has been in the works actually beyond 18 months." In Buffalo, Mark Gaughan notes the Bills have worn their current uniforms since '02, though the team "introduced a 1960s-style throwback home uniform in 2005." Brandon said, "The throwback uniforms definitely played a large role in the thought process. They've been enormously popular." However, Gaughan notes the throwbacks "will not be worn this season" (BUFFALO NEWS, 6/24). Brandon noted the team has "distributed over 17,000 tickets" for Friday's launch event. He said of the uniform change, "We just want to get back to our storied tradition while we still highlight our brand" ("The Howard Simon Show," WGR-AM, 6/23).