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SBD/December 21, 2012/Facilities
Bills, County Agree To New 10-Year Lease At Stadium With Relocation Penalty
Published December 21, 2012
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LACKING HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser agreed with Bills C Eric Wood's assessment that the Bills did not have a real home-field advantage when they played the Seahawks last week at Toronto's Rogers Centre. Kornheiser said, "The only advantage you have in Buffalo is the weather in November and December, and it should be uncomfortable. If you can come in and play in a dome in Toronto, where it’s no big deal with fewer fans and nobody’s really involved in the Bills, then you lose that advantage. If you’re going to give Toronto any game at all, give them games in September, don’t give them games in November and December.” ESPN’s Michael Wilbon said of the Bills, “You don’t have a home-field advantage anytime.” But Wilbon said, "We’re talking about economics, we’re talking a team’s finances. You know there’s a sweetheart deal here. They get more money for playing in Toronto” (“PTI,” ESPN, 12/20).