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Source: Consultants Narrow List Of Sites For Bills Stadium To Four In Erie County

Consultants from Foley & Lardner and AECOM "have narrowed the list of recommended sites" for a new Bills stadium to the four best ones, and it appears that all finalists "are within Erie County," according to a front-page piece by Tom Precious of the BUFFALO NEWS. A source said that the consultants' report for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration "is still being finalized, and it also will lay out the possibility for renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium along the lines of the re-construction" at Lambeau Field and Arrowhead Stadium. The price tag for further renovation of the current stadium, "depending on the level of gutting and reconstruction of the bowls, was not revealed" yesterday. The report’s recommendations "are meant to serve as a road map for the team and NFL as they consider various stadium possibilities." The study "examined 13 potential sites from Batavia to Niagara Falls." The report "is intended for two audiences: government officials, both state and county, who are likely to be asked to provide some financial package for a new stadium, and the team’s new owner" (BUFFALO NEWS, 8/27).
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